In June 2012, the business climate doesn’t remain very favorable in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehiclesMonthly survey of retailing - June 2012

According to the business leaders interviewed in June 2012, the situation in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles doesn’t remain very favorable: the synthetic indicator stabilizes under its average.

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No 152
Paru le : 19/06/2012
Prochaine parution le : 24/10/2017 at 08:45 - October 2017

According to the business leaders interviewed in June 2012, the situation in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles doesn’t remain very favorable: the synthetic indicator stabilizes under its average.

Recent sales go on slowing down, as well in retail trade as in trade and repair of motor vehicles. The corresponding balance is very low. Expected sales and ordering intentions are rather stable. Each of the two balances stays lower than its average.

General business outlook is still under its average, sign that the retailers remain 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) March 12 April 12 May 12 June 12
Business climate 100 94 99 93 94
General business outlook –29 –37 –32 –40 –36
Recent sales –5 –12 –9 –15 –21
Expected sales –1 –9 2 –8 –8
Ordering intentions –7 –15 –9 –16 –13
Stocks 11 19 15 18 19
Past selling prices (2) –6 6 1
Expected selling prices –2 4 –1 –2 –2
Cash position (2) –14 –22 –22
Workforce size: recent trend 1 –5 –7 –9 –8
Workforce size: future trend –2 –8 –7 –9 –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