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

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

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Paru le : 23/07/2013
Prochaine parution le : 23/11/2017 at 08:45 - November 2017

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

As many business leaders than in June have declared a decrease in their past and previous activity: each of the three balances concerning recent sales, expected sales and ordering intentions remained low.

However general business outlook slightly progressed, showing that business leaders have been a little less pessimistic on the trade situation.

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 13 May 13 June 13 July 13
Business climate 100 86 85 87 87
General business outlook –30 –53 –56 –54 –48
Recent sales –6 –32 –30 –25 –23
Expected sales –2 –23 –23 –19 –17
Ordering intentions –9 –20 –21 –20 –23
Stocks 11 11 8 11 14
Past selling prices (2) –6 0 0
Expected selling prices –3 –14 –2 –8 –4
Cash position (2) –15 0 0
Workforce size: recent trend 0 –11 –11 –9 –10
Workforce size: future trend –2 –12 –10 –12 –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