In May 2013, the business climate remains grim in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehiclesMonthly survey of retailing - May 2013

According to the managers interviewed in May 2013, the business climate remained grim in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles: the composite indicator stabilised still significantly under its long term average.

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No 120
Paru le : 24/05/2013
Prochaine parution le : 26/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

According to the managers interviewed in May 2013, the business climate remained grim in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles: the composite indicator stabilised still significantly under its long term average.

A little less business leaders than in April have declared a decrease in their past sales, especially in trade and repair of motor vehicles in which they were less pessimistic. However balances stayed low.

Forecasts remained dull: each of the three balances concerning expected sales, ordering intentions and general business outlook was still considerably below its long term average.

graph_indsynt_en – Business climate composite indicator

Graph_ventes_ic_en – Recent sales and ordering intentions

tab1_en – Global data

Balances of opinion, in %, s.a.
Global data
Ave. (1) Feb. 13 March 13 April 13 May 13
Business climate 100 90 89 87 87
General business outlook –30 –47 –49 –53 –54
Recent sales –6 –26 –26 –32 –31
Expected sales –2 –15 –18 –22 –23
Ordering intentions –9 –16 –17 –18 –19
Stocks 11 8 6 11 8
Past selling prices (2) –6 0 0
Expected selling prices –2 –8 –1 –14 –1
Cash position (2) –15 0 0
Workforce size: recent trend 0 –10 –8 –11 –12
Workforce size: future trend –2 –12 –13 –12 –10
  • (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