In October 2012, the business climate is better in the retail trade but remains deteriorated in the trade and repair of motor vehiclesMonthly survey of retailing - October 2012

According to the managers interviewed in October 2012, the business climate remains deteriorated in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles: the synthetic indicator stays still significantly under its long-term average. The situation is better in retail trade than in trade and repair of motor vehicles.

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Paru le : 23/10/2012
Prochaine parution le : 26/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

According to the managers interviewed in October 2012, the business climate remains deteriorated in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles: the synthetic indicator stays still significantly under its long-term average. The situation is better in retail trade than in trade and repair of motor vehicles.

Business leaders have been as many than in the last survey, to declare a decrease of their past sales, of their expected sales and of their ordering intentions. Each of the three balances is still very low under its mean level.

The general business outlook still stays at 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) July 12 Aug 12 Sept. 12 Oct. 12
Business climate 100 89 92 87 89
General business outlook –29 –47 –44 –50 –47
Recent sales –5 –20 –8 –24 –21
Expected sales –1 –15 –13 –16 –18
Ordering intentions –8 –15 –15 –21 –20
Stocks 11 14 8 13 12
Past selling prices (2) –6 –6 –5
Expected selling prices –2 –3 –4 –1 –7
Cash position (2) –14 –24 –25
Workforce size: recent trend 1 –6 –6 –7 –8
Workforce size: future trend –2 –15 –10 –9 –6
  • (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