In January 2012, the business climate indicator drops in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehiclesMonthly survey of retailing - January 2012

According to the business leaders interviewed in January 2012, the situation in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles becomes worse: the synthetic indicator drops and is from now on clearly below its long-term average.

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Paru le : 23/01/2012
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According to the business leaders interviewed in January 2012, the situation in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles becomes worse: the synthetic indicator drops and is from now on clearly below its long-term average.

Recent sales go on slowing down, especially in trade and repair of motor vehicles. Expected sales and ordering intentions slow down too, each of the three balances staying significantly below its average. General business outlook declines again, sign that the retailers are more and 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) Oct. 11 Nov. 11 Dec. 11 Jan. 12
Business climate 100 95 93 93 89
General business outlook –29 –35 –42 –42 –47
Recent sales –4 –16 –13 –17 –20
Expected sales –0 –3 –8 –14 –24
Ordering intentions –7 –15 –14 –15 –19
Stocks 10 17 17 21 22
Past selling prices (2) –6 7 0
Expected selling prices –2 2 5 8 7
Cash position (2) –14 –19 –20
Workforce size: recent trend 1 –5 –4 –8 –10
Workforce size: future trend –2 –7 –5 –3 –6
  • (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