In November 2012, the business climate remains overall deteriorated in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehiclesMonthly survey of retailing - November 2012

According to the managers interviewed in November 2012, the business climate remains overall deteriorated in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles: the synthetic indicator stabilises at 90, still significantly under its long-term average.

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Paru le : 23/11/2012
Prochaine parution le : 26/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

According to the managers interviewed in November 2012, the business climate remains overall deteriorated in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles: the synthetic indicator stabilises at 90, still significantly under its long-term average.

There are less business leaders than in October declaring a decrease of their past sales. However, if the corresponding balance stays very low in trade and repair of motor vehicles, it becomes nearer its average in the retail trade.

In the whole retail trade and trade and repair of motor vehicles, forecasting remains dull: expected sales, ordering intentions, general business outlook have been grim, each of the three balances staying under its long terme 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) Aug 12 Sept. 12 Oct. 12 Nov. 12
Business climate 100 92 87 90 90
General business outlook –30 –44 –50 –47 –49
Recent sales –5 –8 –24 –23 –16
Expected sales –1 –13 –16 –17 –14
Ordering intentions –8 –15 –21 –20 –17
Stocks 11 8 13 11 11
Past selling prices (2) –6 –4 –8
Expected selling prices –2 –4 –1 –7 –5
Cash position (2) –14 –25 –26
Workforce size: recent trend 1 –6 –7 –8 –6
Workforce size: future trend –2 –10 –9 –5 –8
  • (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