In June 2013, the business climate slightly improves in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehiclesMonthly survey of retailing - June 2013

According to the managers interviewed in June 2013, the business climate sligntly improved in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles: however the composite indicator was still significantly under its long term average.

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Paru le : 25/06/2013
Prochaine parution le : 24/10/2017 at 08:45 - October 2017

According to the managers interviewed in June 2013, the business climate sligntly improved in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles: however the composite indicator was still significantly under its long term average.

A little less business leaders than in May have declared a decrease in their past sales, in both retail trade and trade and repair of motor vehicles. Nevertheless balances stayed low.

Forecasts were less pessimistic too: each of the three balances concerning expected sales, ordering intentions and general business outlook slightly progressed, staying however below its average.

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) March 13 April 13 May 13 June 13
Business climate 100 89 87 86 88
General business outlook –30 –49 –53 –54 –51
Recent sales –6 –26 –32 –30 –24
Expected sales –2 –18 –22 –22 –16
Ordering intentions –9 –17 –18 –21 –18
Stocks 11 6 11 8 10
Past selling prices (2) –6 –2 –6
Expected selling prices –3 –1 –14 –2 –8
Cash position (2) –15 –23 –23
Workforce size: recent trend 0 –8 –11 –11 –7
Workforce size: future trend –2 –13 –12 –10 –12
  • (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