In September 2012, the business climate deteriorates again in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehiclesMonthly survey of retailing - September 2012

According to the managers interviewed in September 2012, the business climate deteriorates again in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles: the synthetic indicator loses 6 points, becoming clearly under its long-term average.

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Paru le : 25/09/2012
Prochaine parution le : 26/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

According to the managers interviewed in September 2012, the business climate deteriorates again in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles: the synthetic indicator loses 6 points, becoming clearly under its long-term average.

According to business leaders, past sales have come down, more significantly in retail trade than in trade and repair of motor vehicles. This slowing down would go on: expected sales and ordering intentions come down too.

General business outlook declines to a low level, 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) June 12 July 12 Aug. 12 Sept. 12
Business climate 100 95 89 92 86
General business outlook –29 –39 –47 –44 –50
Recent sales –5 –19 –20 –8 –24
Expected sales –1 –4 –15 –13 –16
Ordering intentions –8 –12 –15 –15 –23
Stocks 11 18 14 8 13
Past selling prices (2) –6 –6 –5
Expected selling prices –2 –3 –3 –4 –2
Cash position (2) –14 –24 –25
Workforce size: recent trend 1 –6 –6 –6 –7
Workforce size: future trend –2 –8 –15 –10 –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