In November 2009, the economic situation comes back to its normal level in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehiclesMonthly survey of retailing - November 2009

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No 302
Paru le : 24/11/2009
Prochaine parution le : 26/09/2017 at 08:45 - September 2017

According to the business leaders questioned in November, the economic situation comes back to its normal level in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles: the synthetic indicator rises again and goes over its long-term average.

Recent sales have progressed but the corresponding balance remains clearly under its average. Nevertheless, the balances of opinion of expected sales and ordering intentions are near their long-term average. General business outlook goes on improving, indicating that retailers’opinion is clearly more optimistic about the economic situation in the trade sector.

graph_indsynt_en – Business climate synthetic indicator

Graph_ventes_ic_en – Recent sales and ordering intentions

Tableau 1 – Global data

Balances of opinion, %, SA
Global data
Mean (1) Aug. 09 Sept. 09 Oct. 09 Nov. 09
Business climate 100 90 95 97 104
General business outlook -29 -40 -31 -27 -18
Recent sales -4 -27 -30 -30 -15
Expected sales 0 -13 -6 -1 -1
Ordering intentions -7 -16 -12 -8 -6
Stocks 11 5 1 1 3
Workforce size: recent trend 2 -19 -19 -14 -11
Workforce size: future trend -2 -17 -15 -15 -7
  • (1) Mean since 1991 (2004 for recent and expected sales and ordering intentions).
  • Source: monthly survey in the retail trade and in the trade and repair of motor vehicles - INSEE