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

According to the managers interviewed in January 2013, the business climate remained deteriorated in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles: the synthetic indicator went on declining (87).

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Paru le : 23/01/2013
Prochaine parution le : 21/12/2017 at 08:45 - December 2017

According to the managers interviewed in January 2013, the business climate remained deteriorated in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles: the synthetic indicator went on declining (87).

Business leaders considered that past sales were negatively orientated, remaining worse in trade and repair of motor vehicles than in retail trade.

Forecasts remained dull: the balances concerning expected sales, ordering intentions and general business outlook were still well below their averages. Previous sales and ordering intentions plummet in the non-specialised retail trade.

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) Oct. 12 Nov. 12 Dec. 12 Jan. 13
Business climate 100 90 90 88 87
General business outlook –30 –47 –49 –47 –47
Recent sales –5 –23 –17 –21 –18
Expected sales –2 –17 –14 –15 –18
Ordering intentions –8 –20 –18 –21 –24
Stocks 11 11 10 16 12
Past selling prices (2) –6 –7 –11
Expected selling prices –2 –7 –5 0 –5
Cash position (2) –15 –26 –23
Workforce size: recent trend 1 –8 –6 –7 –9
Workforce size: future trend –2 –5 –6 –11 –9
  • (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