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

According to the managers interviewed in February 2013, the business climate remained deteriorated in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles: the composite indicator was still significantly under its long term average.

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Paru le : 20/02/2013
Prochaine parution le : 26/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

According to the managers interviewed in February 2013, the business climate remained deteriorated in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles: the composite indicator was still significantly under its long term average.

Business leaders considered that past activty declined slightly, the balance remaining low.

Forecasts were a little less pessimistic than the previous month: the balances concerning expected sales, ordering intentions and general business outlook moderatly progress.

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) Nov. 12 Dec. 12 Jan. 13 Feb. 13
Business climate 100 90 88 87 88
General business outlook –30 –49 –47 –48 –46
Recent sales –5 –17 –21 –16 –21
Expected sales –2 –14 –15 –20 –17
Ordering intentions –8 –18 –21 –24 –20
Stocks 11 10 16 10 9
Past selling prices (2) –6 –7 –11
Expected selling prices –2 –5 0 –3 –8
Cash position (2) –15 –26 –23
Workforce size: recent trend 0 –6 –7 –9 –10
Workforce size: future trend –2 –6 –11 –9 –12
  • (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