In November 2011, the business climate indicator remains depressed in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehiclesMonthly survey of retailing - November 2011

According to the business leaders interviewed in November 2011, the situation in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles remains depressed, below its long-term average: the synthetic indicator declines, finding the low level of september 2011 back.

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Paru le : 23/11/2011
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According to the business leaders interviewed in November 2011, the situation in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles remains depressed, below its long-term average: the synthetic indicator declines, finding the low level of september 2011 back.

Recent sales stabilized. The corresponding balance remains very low. Business improved in trade and repair of motor vehicles and decreased in retail trade. Expected sales and ordering intentions stabilize too, each of the balances staying significantly below its average. General business outlook drops, sign that the retailers are 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) July 11 Sept. 11 Oct. 11 Nov. 11
Business climate 100 102 93 95 93
General business outlook –29 –18 –41 –35 –43
Recent sales –4 –11 –17 –16 –14
Expected sales 0 –10 –8 –3 –5
Ordering intentions –7 –12 –14 –15 –14
Stocks 10 14 14 17 18
Past selling prices (2) –6 1 1 6
Expected selling prices –3 4 3 2 4
Cash position (2) –14 –14 –14 –18
Workforce size: recent trend 1 0 –1 –5 –4
Workforce size: future trend –2 –6 –9 –7 –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