In July 2011, the economic situation in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles declinesMonthly survey of retailing - July 2011

According to the business leaders interviewed in July 2011, the economic situation in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles declines: the synthetic indicator drops, however remaining a little above its long-term average. Recent sales decrease, as much in retail trade as in repair and motor vehicles. Expected sales and ordering intentions decline too. General business outlook decreases as well, but remaining over its long term average: retailers’opinion becomes less optimistic about the economic situation in the trade sector.

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Paru le : 22/07/2011
Prochaine parution le : 26/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

Warning : as each year in July, seasonal coefficients have been updated.

According to the business leaders interviewed in July 2011, the economic situation in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles declines: the synthetic indicator drops, however remaining a little above its long-term average.

Recent sales decrease, as much in retail trade as in repair and motor vehicles. Expected sales and ordering intentions decline too. General business outlook decreases as well, but remaining over its long term average: retailers’opinion becomes less optimistic 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) April 11 May 11 June 11 July 11
Business climate 100 105 106 105 102
General business outlook –29 –21 –18 –14 –18
Recent sales –3 1 3 0 –9
Expected sales 0 3 2 –4 –11
Ordering intentions –6 –3 –6 –11 –14
Stocks 10 10 8 12 12
Past selling prices (2) –6 5 1
Expected selling prices –3 9 9 4 4
Cash position (2) –14 –13 –14
Workforce size: recent trend 1 –4 –1 –1 –1
Workforce size: future trend –1 –4 –3 –6 –5
  • (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