In December 2011, the business climate indicator is still unfavourable in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehiclesMonthly survey of retailing - December 2011

According to the business leaders interviewed in December 2011, the situation in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles is still unfavourable: the synthetic indicator remains below its long-term average.

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Paru le : 16/12/2011
Prochaine parution le : 26/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

According to the business leaders interviewed in December 2011, the situation in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles is still unfavourable: the synthetic indicator remains below its long-term average.

Recent sales stayed depressed, especially in retail trade. Expected sales go on decreasing and ordering intentions remain deteriorated, each of the three balances staying significantly below its average. General business outlook is still dull, sign that the retailers are 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) Sept. 11 Oct. 11 Nov. 11 Déc. 11
Business climate 100 93 95 93 93
General business outlook –29 –41 –35 –42 –42
Recent sales –4 –17 –16 –13 –15
Expected sales –0 –8 –3 –8 –13
Ordering intentions –7 –14 –15 –14 –15
Stocks 10 14 17 17 20
Past selling prices (2) –6 1 6
Expected selling prices –3 3 2 5 8
Cash position (2) –14 –14 –18
Workforce size: recent trend 1 –1 –5 –4 –7
Workforce size: future trend –2 –9 –7 –5 –4
  • (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