In April 2013, the business climate deteriorates again in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehiclesMonthly survey of retailing - April 2013

According to the managers interviewed in April 2013, the business climate remained deteriorated again in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles: the composite indicator lost 4 points and was still significantly under its long term average.

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Paru le : 23/04/2013
Prochaine parution le : 24/10/2017 at 08:45 - October 2017

According to the managers interviewed in April 2013, the business climate remained deteriorated again in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles: the composite indicator lost 4 points and was still significantly under its long term average.

Business leaders remain pessimistic both over the past and over the future: the four balances concerning past sales, expected sales, ordering intentions and general business outlook went on declining while they were very low already.

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) Jan. 13 Feb. 13 March 13 April 13
Business climate 100 87 89 89 85
General business outlook –30 –48 –47 –49 –52
Recent sales –6 –16 –26 –26 –28
Expected sales –2 –20 –15 –18 –22
Ordering intentions –8 –24 –16 –17 –23
Stocks 11 10 8 6 9
Past selling prices (2) –6 –10 –3
Expected selling prices –2 –3 –8 –1 –12
Cash position (2) –15 –21 –21
Workforce size: recent trend 0 –9 –10 –8 –11
Workforce size: future trend –2 –9 –12 –13 –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