In October 2011, the business climate indicator slightly improves in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehiclesMonthly survey of retailing - October 2011

According to the business leaders interviewed in October 2011, the situation in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles slightly improves: the synthetic indicator increases by one point, but is however still clearly below its long-term average.

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Paru le : 21/10/2011
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According to the business leaders interviewed in October 2011, the situation in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles slightly improves: the synthetic indicator increases by one point, but is however still clearly below its long-term average.

Recent sales stabilized. The corresponding balance remains very low. Expected sales and ordering intentions evolve little, each of the balances staying significantly below its average. General business outlook slightly progresses, sign that the retailers become a little less pessimistic about the economic situation in the trade sector.

graph_indsynt_en – Business climate synthetic indicator

Graph_ventes_ic_en – Recent sales and ordering intentions

tab1_en – Global data

Balances of opinion, in %, s.a.
Global data
Ave. (1) June 11 July 11 Sept. 11 Oct. 11
Business climate 100 105 102 93 94
General business outlook –29 –14 –18 –41 –35
Recent sales –4 0 –11 –17 –15
Expected sales 0 –4 –10 –8 –7
Ordering intentions –7 –11 –12 –14 –16
Stocks 10 12 14 14 15
Past selling prices (2) –6 1 2
Expected selling prices –3 4 4 3 2
Cash position (2) –14 –14 –14
Workforce size: recent trend 1 –1 0 –1 –5
Workforce size: future trend –2 –6 –6 –9 –8
  • (1) Average since 1991 (2004 for recent and expected sales and ordering intentions).
  • (2) Bi-monthly question (odd-numberred months).
  • Source : monthly survey in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles - INSEE