In December 2012, the business climate is still deteriorated in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehiclesMonthly survey of retailing - December 2012

According to the managers interviewed in December 2012, the business climate is still deteriorated in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles: the synthetic indicator has remained stable at 90, significantly under its long-term average.

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Paru le : 21/12/2012
Prochaine parution le : 26/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

According to the managers interviewed in December 2012, the business climate is still deteriorated in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles: the synthetic indicator has remained stable at 90, significantly under its long-term average.

Past sales have declined again, the corresponding balance staying still considerably under its average.

Forecasting would remain dull: the balances concerning expected sales, ordering intentions and general business outlook have been rather stable, each of them remaining substantially under its mean level.

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) Sept. 12 Oct. 12 Nov. 12 Dec. 12
Business climate 100 87 90 90 90
General business outlook –30 –50 –47 –49 –47
Recent sales –5 –24 –23 –17 –22
Expected sales –1 –16 –17 –14 –12
Ordering intentions –8 –21 –20 –18 –19
Stocks 11 13 11 10 13
Past selling prices (2) –6 –4 –8
Expected selling prices –2 –1 –7 –5 2
Cash position (2) –14 –25 –26
Workforce size: recent trend 1 –7 –8 –6 –8
Workforce size: future trend –2 –9 –5 –6 –5
  • (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