In July 2012, the business climate falls off in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehiclesMonthly survey of retailing - July 2012

According to the business leaders interviewed in July 2012, the situation in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles falls off: the synthetic indicator loses 6 points, being now clearly under its long-term average.

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Paru le : 24/07/2012
Prochaine parution le : 26/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

Warning : as each year in July, seasonal coefficients have been updated.

According to the business leaders interviewed in July 2012, the situation in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles falls off: the synthetic indicator loses 6 points, being now clearly under its long-term average.

Recent sales go on slowing down, essentially in trade and repair of motor vehicles. Expected sales and ordering intentions remain dull. Each of the three balances stays significantly lower than its average.

General business outlook equally declines, sign that the retailers are more 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) April 12 May 12 June 12 July 12
Business climate 100 97 92 95 89
General business outlook –29 –33 –41 –39 –47
Recent sales –4 –9 –15 –19 –20
Expected sales –1 –1 –11 –4 –14
Ordering intentions –8 –12 –16 –12 –15
Stocks 11 15 18 18 14
Past selling prices (2) –6 2 –6
Expected selling prices –2 –1 –2 –3 –3
Cash position (2) –14 –23 –26
Workforce size: recent trend 1 –7 –10 –6 –7
Workforce size: future trend –2 –7 –9 –8 –14
  • (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