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Informations Rapides · 28 March 2023 · n° 79
Informations rapidesIn March 2023, the business climate in retail trade and in trade and repair of motor vehicles as a whole has deteriorated Monthly survey of retailing - March 2023

In March 2023, the business climate in retail trade and trade and repair of motor vehicles as a whole has deteriorated. At 99, the indicator that synthesizes it has lost three points and has moved slightly below its long-term average (100). This deterioration is mainly due to the one of the balance of opinion concerning ordering intentions.

Informations rapides
No 79
Paru le :Paru le28/03/2023
Prochaine parution le : 21/06/2024 at 08:45 - June 2024

In March 2023, the business climate in retail trade and trade and repair of motor vehicles as a whole has deteriorated. At 99, the indicator that synthesizes it has lost three points and has moved slightly below its long-term average (100). This deterioration is mainly due to the one of the balance of opinion concerning ordering intentions.

Composite indicator

Composite indicator
Business climate synthetic indicator
2023-03 99.1
2023-02 101.9
2023-01 101.0
2022-12 99.3
2022-11 97.1
2022-10 96.8
2022-09 95.2
2022-08 99.2
2022-07 95.3
2022-06 95.2
2022-05 97.4
2022-04 92.5
2022-03 98.9
2022-02 106.8
2022-01 104.7
2021-12 106.9
2021-11 108.4
2021-10 106.0
2021-09 105.8
2021-08 108.8
2021-07 113.7
2021-06 116.1
2021-05 109.8
2021-04 91.7
2021-03 96.0
2021-02 89.2
2021-01 94.0
2020-12 92.7
2020-11 70.4
2020-10 95.0
2020-09 94.7
2020-08 94.1
2020-07 88.8
2020-06 85.4
2020-05 64.3
2020-04 60.9
2020-03 92.6
2020-02 106.2
2020-01 105.8
2019-12 107.6
2019-11 105.7
2019-10 105.3
2019-09 105.2
2019-08 101.3
2019-07 105.8
2019-06 104.7
2019-05 106.0
2019-04 107.7
2019-03 104.2
2019-02 102.5
2019-01 101.0
2018-12 98.4
2018-11 106.0
2018-10 106.0
2018-09 108.3
2018-08 112.5
2018-07 113.3
2018-06 112.6
2018-05 113.6
2018-04 113.6
2018-03 113.9
2018-02 116.0
2018-01 116.2
2017-12 115.5
2017-11 115.0
2017-10 115.2
2017-09 112.9
2017-08 109.3
2017-07 112.0
2017-06 111.0
2017-05 107.2
2017-04 105.7
2017-03 107.0
2017-02 105.9
2017-01 107.3
2016-12 107.8
2016-11 103.5
2016-10 102.1
2016-09 102.8
2016-08 104.4
2016-07 104.4
2016-06 103.5
2016-05 105.8
2016-04 103.0
2016-03 103.4
2016-02 102.4
2016-01 104.2
2015-12 101.2
2015-11 104.6
2015-10 107.7
2015-09 105.4
2015-08 105.9
2015-07 102.9
2015-06 103.6
2015-05 102.4
2015-04 102.2
2015-03 101.4
2015-02 101.1
2015-01 97.9
2014-12 94.2
2014-11 92.5
2014-10 89.2
2014-09 88.7
2014-08 90.6
2014-07 96.3
2014-06 94.5
2014-05 96.2
2014-04 96.2
2014-03 95.0
2014-02 94.5
2014-01 95.1
2013-12 94.2
2013-11 91.6
2013-10 95.4
2013-09 97.2
2013-08 93.3
2013-07 85.9
2013-06 84.9
2013-05 83.7
2013-04 84.4
2013-03 86.2
2013-02 89.3
2013-01 85.6
2012-12 88.0
2012-11 88.3
2012-10 87.7
2012-09 86.3
2012-08 90.7
2012-07 89.1
2012-06 93.0
2012-05 91.1
2012-04 96.2
2012-03 93.8
2012-02 90.7
2012-01 88.7
2011-12 93.2
2011-11 93.9
2011-10 94.9
2011-09 94.1
2011-08 98.5
2011-07 102.0
2011-06 102.5
2011-05 104.1
2011-04 103.1
2011-03 103.8
2011-02 106.2
2011-01 106.1
2010-12 107.4
2010-11 104.2
2010-10 106.9
2010-09 105.5
2010-08 105.6
2010-07 100.9
2010-06 100.4
2010-05 101.5
2010-04 102.7
2010-03 97.8
2010-02 98.5
2010-01 98.3
2009-12 96.6
2009-11 97.6
2009-10 92.1
2009-09 89.9
2009-08 86.9
2009-07 85.4
2009-06 79.6
2009-05 79.9
2009-04 76.2
2009-03 80.7
2009-02 79.2
2009-01 78.1
2008-12 77.1
2008-11 82.8
2008-10 81.4
2008-09 94.8
2008-08 93.5
2008-07 95.7
2008-06 99.2
2008-05 102.3
2008-04 103.3
2008-03 108.4
2008-02 108.0
2008-01 109.8
2007-12 113.8
2007-11 112.8
2007-10 111.2
2007-09 112.1
2007-08 114.8
2007-07 116.4
2007-06 119.7
2007-05 114.0
2007-04 112.6
2007-03 110.4
2007-02 111.4
2007-01 107.1
2006-12 107.9
2006-11 110.1
2006-10 111.3
2006-09 110.1
2006-08 109.3
2006-07 107.8
2006-06 107.2
2006-05 105.2
2006-04 103.1
2006-03 101.9
2006-02 101.9
2006-01 102.6
2005-12 103.3
2005-11 99.4
2005-10 100.9
2005-09 98.2
2005-08 97.2
2005-07 95.7
2005-06 97.5
2005-05 101.0
2005-04 103.2
2005-03 103.8
2005-02 103.4
2005-01 105.6

Composite indicator

  • Source: INSEE

The balance of opinion related to ordering intentions has retreated sharply

In March 2023, the balance of opinion on ordering intentions has retreated sharply after a three-month rise and has moved away from its long-term average. The one about past sales has diminished sharply again and has moved closer to its own. The one on expected sales has also diminished after a three-month rise and has moved away from its average level. The balance concerning the general business outlook is stable for its part. Finally, compared to last month, slightly fewer business managers consider that the evolution of their business situation is difficult to forecast.

The balances of opinion related to the recent change in the workforce size and the workforce size for the next three months are virtually stable and lie below their respective averages.

The balance associated with the current level of stocks has slightly rebounded but remains below its average.

Tendency in retail trade and in trade and repair of motor vehicles

Balances of opinion, in %, S.A.
Tendency in retail trade and in trade and repair of motor vehicles (Balances of opinion, in %, S.A.)
Ave. (1) Dec. 22 Jan. 23 Feb. 23 Mar. 23
Business climate 100 99 101 102 99
General business outlook -28 -26 -28 -25 -25
Recent sales -7 0 8 1 -5
Expected sales -3 -12 -6 -5 -9
Ordering intentions -8 -11 -10 -9 -15
Stocks 10 6 7 6 8
Past selling prices (2) -4 43 45
Expected selling prices -1 37 41 45 48
Cash position (2) -15 -20 -17
Past workforce size 0 -5 -5 -7 -6
Expected workforce size -4 -11 -6 -6 -7
Economic uncertainty felt (3) 38 41 42 43 40
  • (1) Average since 1991 (except 2004 for recent and expected sales and ordering intentions, and April 2021 for uncertainty felt).
  • (2) Bimonthly question (odd-numbered months).
  • (3) Non-seasonally adjusted balance.
  • Source: INSEE - monthly survey in retail trade and in trade and repair of motor vehicles

Recent sales and ordering intentions

Recent sales and ordering intentions
Ordering intentions Recent sales
2023-03 -15.2 -4.7
2023-02 -8.5 1.4
2023-01 -10.2 8.5
2022-12 -10.8 -0.4
2022-11 -15.6 0.9
2022-10 -12.1 -4.8
2022-09 -17.3 -8.9
2022-08 -9.2 -12.0
2022-07 -9.6 -20.0
2022-06 -12.0 -16.2
2022-05 -11.0 -12.0
2022-04 -16.4 -18.0
2022-03 -5.2 -11.8
2022-02 -1.8 -5.0
2022-01 -2.2 -2.5
2021-12 -2.2 -5.4
2021-11 -0.8 -12.5
2021-10 -7.4 -19.9
2021-09 -5.1 -15.2
2021-08 1.2 11.6
2021-07 3.8 1.1
2021-06 1.6 -1.8
2021-05 -3.6 -10.3
2021-04 -13.3 -6.6
2021-03 -8.6 -15.9
2021-02 -14.4 -12.7
2021-01 -12.7 -3.5
2020-12 -12.1 -21.4
2020-11 -37.3 6.1
2020-10 -2.8 -4.3
2020-09 -8.6 2.6
2020-08 -7.4 -8.7
2020-07 -8.2 -40.7
2020-06 -13.0 -47.9
2020-05 -43.3 -56.0
2020-04 -52.9 -2.4
2020-03 -12.5 -4.2
2020-02 -0.2 2.4
2020-01 -2.6 12.7
2019-12 0.5 -1.3
2019-11 -1.3 -6.9
2019-10 -4.9 -8.5
2019-09 -4.9 -2.8
2019-08 -12.3 -3.7
2019-07 -3.6 -2.1
2019-06 -7.0 -8.4
2019-05 -2.6 -10.8
2019-04 3.3 -12.2
2019-03 -2.5 -17.9
2019-02 -6.2 -9.8
2019-01 -6.8 -7.7
2018-12 -6.5 -9.2
2018-11 -0.9 -7.7
2018-10 -3.7 -10.2
2018-09 0.7 -1.3
2018-08 8.5 2.0
2018-07 5.1 -0.2
2018-06 5.9 -8.0
2018-05 5.7 -6.7
2018-04 4.4 -9.0
2018-03 2.1 -8.5
2018-02 3.9 4.9
2018-01 5.4 3.2
2017-12 5.3 0.3
2017-11 8.1 -6.8
2017-10 9.4 -3.2
2017-09 3.9 -5.2
2017-08 -6.1 0.3
2017-07 0.4 7.9
2017-06 -0.2 -5.1
2017-05 -0.7 -5.1
2017-04 -1.5 -12.2
2017-03 0.3 -2.2
2017-02 -0.6 4.3
2017-01 0.2 2.5
2016-12 -0.1 -1.2
2016-11 -9.2 -6.3
2016-10 -8.2 -10.7
2016-09 -6.1 -10.5
2016-08 -3.9 -4.1
2016-07 -5.1 -5.1
2016-06 -3.7 -4.0
2016-05 -3.8 4.8
2016-04 -8.7 1.5
2016-03 -3.5 -5.2
2016-02 -6.8 -9.2
2016-01 -6.1 -4.9
2015-12 -5.2 -15.3
2015-11 -3.5 3.0
2015-10 0.3 4.4
2015-09 -2.6 1.6
2015-08 -1.5 8.0
2015-07 -6.3 -0.6
2015-06 -1.3 -8.3
2015-05 -3.0 -4.4
2015-04 -2.2 -2.6
2015-03 -3.3 -5.4
2015-02 -1.9 -4.3
2015-01 -4.9 -8.6
2014-12 -12.7 -10.2
2014-11 -13.6 -14.7
2014-10 -16.8 -23.7
2014-09 -18.4 -30.6
2014-08 -17.3 -19.8
2014-07 -10.3 -5.9
2014-06 -13.8 -11.9
2014-05 -11.3 -14.8
2014-04 -9.6 -21.3
2014-03 -11.1 -16.9
2014-02 -13.3 -13.1
2014-01 -12.7 -10.7
2013-12 -15.2 -10.6
2013-11 -13.5 -12.9
2013-10 -13.4 -11.5
2013-09 -7.5 -12.8
2013-08 -13.4 -18.3
2013-07 -23.1 -26.0
2013-06 -19.4 -24.4
2013-05 -21.7 -29.8
2013-04 -19.6 -31.8
2013-03 -17.1 -25.9
2013-02 -14.0 -27.2
2013-01 -25.5 -17.3
2012-12 -17.7 -21.2
2012-11 -18.5 -16.4
2012-10 -19.3 -23.0
2012-09 -21.7 -23.8
2012-08 -15.1 -8.3
2012-07 -15.4 -19.5
2012-06 -12.9 -18.3
2012-05 -16.8 -14.8
2012-04 -13.7 -8.1
2012-03 -16.0 -12.3
2012-02 -15.4 -15.4
2012-01 -19.9 -20.3
2011-12 -13.9 -17.5
2011-11 -12.6 -13.0
2011-10 -13.5 -15.7
2011-09 -13.1 -17.4
2011-08 -11.3 -6.5
2011-07 -11.6 -9.4
2011-06 -11.4 0.1
2011-05 -7.9 3.6
2011-04 -7.2 1.7
2011-03 -5.8 -6.4
2011-02 -2.4 1.6
2011-01 -1.8 4.3
2010-12 -1.3 4.1
2010-11 -4.9 -8.0
2010-10 1.3 -3.9
2010-09 -2.3 -1.8
2010-08 -1.6 4.0
2010-07 -7.9 -5.3
2010-06 -4.7 -1.0
2010-05 -7.0 2.1
2010-04 -4.5 -2.7
2010-03 -10.0 -20.1
2010-02 -9.9 -13.0
2010-01 -13.4 -4.7

Recent sales and ordering intentions

  • Source: INSEE

The balance of opinion on the expected selling prices lies at its highest level

In March 2023, the balance of opinion on the expected selling prices has increased sharply again. It has reached its highest level since the beginning of the series (1991), after having already broken a record in February.

Expected prices in retail trade

Expected prices in retail trade
Expected prices
2023-03 47.6
2023-02 45.3
2023-01 41.0
2022-12 37.5
2022-11 38.0
2022-10 42.7
2022-09 38.2
2022-08 42.5
2022-07 40.6
2022-06 41.4
2022-05 42.9
2022-04 36.9
2022-03 38.1
2022-02 35.4
2022-01 25.3
2021-12 25.0
2021-11 26.1
2021-10 22.1
2021-09 12.7
2021-08 14.8
2021-07 13.8
2021-06 10.7
2021-05 5.3
2021-04 1.3
2021-03 2.2
2021-02 -0.5
2021-01 -0.2
2020-12 -3.8
2020-11 -4.2
2020-10 1.5
2020-09 -1.2
2020-08 0.3
2020-07 -2.2
2020-06 -3.0
2020-05 -6.8
2020-04 -7.4
2020-03 -1.0
2020-02 1.9
2020-01 -0.7
2019-12 3.1
2019-11 1.0
2019-10 2.8
2019-09 0.1
2019-08 -0.6
2019-07 -0.8
2019-06 -2.7
2019-05 0.6
2019-04 3.1
2019-03 1.3
2019-02 0.0
2019-01 -3.3
2018-12 4.0
2018-11 -1.8
2018-10 -1.4
2018-09 -0.8
2018-08 -1.2
2018-07 1.0
2018-06 -2.9
2018-05 -1.4
2018-04 -2.4
2018-03 -3.1
2018-02 0.6
2018-01 -3.8
2017-12 -1.6
2017-11 1.0
2017-10 3.3
2017-09 -2.7
2017-08 -0.1
2017-07 -2.4
2017-06 -1.8
2017-05 -7.5
2017-04 -3.7
2017-03 -0.7
2017-02 -4.7
2017-01 0.0
2016-12 -0.7
2016-11 -1.2
2016-10 -7.3
2016-09 -6.5
2016-08 -4.2
2016-07 -4.5
2016-06 -7.6
2016-05 -4.7
2016-04 -6.4
2016-03 -5.1
2016-02 -6.6
2016-01 -8.3
2015-12 -7.5
2015-11 -2.8
2015-10 -3.0
2015-09 -7.2
2015-08 -7.8
2015-07 -5.6
2015-06 -3.1
2015-05 -7.4
2015-04 -5.3
2015-03 -9.3
2015-02 -10.0
2015-01 -11.7
2014-12 -11.4
2014-11 -11.8
2014-10 -13.8
2014-09 -14.0
2014-08 -12.2
2014-07 -9.7
2014-06 -13.9
2014-05 -14.2
2014-04 -16.4
2014-03 -12.7
2014-02 -10.3
2014-01 -2.4
2013-12 -1.0
2013-11 -3.6
2013-10 -2.9
2013-09 -0.5
2013-08 -3.5
2013-07 -1.6
2013-06 -6.9
2013-05 -0.7
2013-04 -13.8
2013-03 -1.6
2013-02 -8.2
2013-01 -6.3
2012-12 -1.6
2012-11 -5.0
2012-10 -4.8
2012-09 -0.9
2012-08 -3.6
2012-07 -1.8
2012-06 -2.0
2012-05 -1.6
2012-04 -1.2
2012-03 3.7
2012-02 3.7
2012-01 5.1
2011-12 7.1
2011-11 4.8
2011-10 3.3
2011-09 3.3
2011-08 5.2
2011-07 4.8
2011-06 5.2
2011-05 9.7
2011-04 9.0
2011-03 7.6
2011-02 5.8
2011-01 2.5
2010-12 -1.4
2010-11 -0.2
2010-10 0.8
2010-09 -1.7
2010-08 -5.0
2010-07 -3.6
2010-06 -0.8
2010-05 -3.4
2010-04 -4.2
2010-03 -4.3
2010-02 -5.0
2010-01 -5.7
2009-12 -5.7
2009-11 -9.3
2009-10 -8.0
2009-09 -4.9
2009-08 -11.4
2009-07 -5.7
2009-06 -16.4
2009-05 -17.4
2009-04 -18.3
2009-03 -30.6
2009-02 -17.4
2009-01 -17.8
2008-12 -20.4
2008-11 -26.8
2008-10 -6.3
2008-09 -15.4
2008-08 4.6
2008-07 6.0
2008-06 3.8
2008-05 1.9
2008-04 1.5
2008-03 8.1
2008-02 1.5
2008-01 5.4
2007-12 3.1
2007-11 14.5
2007-10 0.0
2007-09 7.8
2007-08 0.7
2007-07 -6.0
2007-06 -5.0
2007-05 -1.7
2007-04 -8.9
2007-03 -5.8
2007-02 -1.7
2007-01 -6.2

Expected prices in retail trade

  • Source: INSEE

In retail trade (excluding trade and repair of motor vehicles), the business climate has retreated slightly

In March 2023, in retail trade, the business climate has retreated slightly. At 96, it has lost one point and remains below its long-term average (100) for the twelfth month in a row.

In particular, the balance of opinion related to the workforce size for the next three months has retreated. Similarly, the balance of opinion concerning ordering intentions has diminished sharply again.

Conversely, the balance of opinion related to the recent change in the workforce size has rebounded.

In trade and repair of motor vehicles, the business climate indicator has deteriorated more sharply

In trade and repair of motor vehicles, the business climate has lost three points. It has reached 101 and thus remains just above its long term average (100).

The balances of opinion related to ordering intentions and past sales have retreated strongly and have moved below their respective averages.

Conversely, the balance related to the workforce size for the next three months has slightly rebounded.

Recent sales and ordering intentions in trade and repair of motor vehicles

Recent sales and ordering intentions in trade and repair of motor vehicles
Ordering intentions Recent sales
2023-03 -12.4 -20.6
2023-02 -0.5 -3.1
2023-01 -6.4 -8.2
2022-12 -1.3 -17.2
2022-11 -13.2 -18.3
2022-10 -14.3 -21.6
2022-09 -11.1 -20.1
2022-08 -7.1 -28.8
2022-07 0.0 -18.7
2022-06 -13.5 -32.4
2022-05 -20.8 -26.9
2022-04 -28.1 -22.1
2022-03 -7.2 -10.6
2022-02 4.1 -11.8
2022-01 -1.3 -18.5
2021-12 -8.5 -18.1
2021-11 -12.0 -32.2
2021-10 -16.1 -24.0
2021-09 -8.0 -19.9
2021-08 2.6 7.9
2021-07 7.3 7.7
2021-06 9.6 6.5
2021-05 -1.7 -7.8
2021-04 -6.0 -8.3
2021-03 -7.2 -27.2
2021-02 -20.6 -15.2
2021-01 -11.7 -17.7
2020-12 -7.7 -25.9
2020-11 -51.2 13.9
2020-10 -3.0 10.3
2020-09 -0.6 11.8
2020-08 1.5 2.1
2020-07 12.7 -62.6
2020-06 -9.8 -80.4
2020-05 -68.3 -84.3
2020-04 -86.6 -13.4
2020-03 -13.2 9.4
2020-02 4.2 11.6
2020-01 5.2 23.2
2019-12 0.0 2.8
2019-11 -1.7 -1.1
2019-10 0.9 1.0
2019-09 -0.2 -1.1
2019-08 0.8 13.3
2019-07 2.0 9.4
2019-06 4.5 -1.3
2019-05 3.8 -5.1
2019-04 0.0 -0.8
2019-03 1.7 -10.4
2019-02 0.4 -10.4
2019-01 -0.2 -11.5
2018-12 1.2 -2.9
2018-11 4.8 1.4
2018-10 2.8 4.3
2018-09 3.6 9.6
2018-08 5.8 15.7
2018-07 7.0 22.8
2018-06 6.7 15.0
2018-05 12.5 9.2
2018-04 11.3 16.3
2018-03 9.4 12.2
2018-02 16.8 21.3
2018-01 13.9 23.7
2017-12 9.4 14.7
2017-11 12.8 12.7
2017-10 12.2 2.5
2017-09 9.4 1.9
2017-08 0.5 15.1
2017-07 3.6 12.7
2017-06 2.3 -2.9
2017-05 -0.3 2.3
2017-04 2.9 10.2
2017-03 4.5 7.0
2017-02 -3.8 6.9
2017-01 -5.2 9.9
2016-12 -2.4 2.4
2016-11 -3.6 4.7
2016-10 -1.7 -2.4
2016-09 -3.9 -3.6
2016-08 2.2 12.4
2016-07 3.2 16.6
2016-06 3.7 13.7
2016-05 -1.9 13.6
2016-04 -0.5 13.9
2016-03 2.7 5.7
2016-02 3.4 2.0
2016-01 3.5 -0.2
2015-12 4.6 3.3
2015-11 3.5 6.8
2015-10 -0.8 4.0
2015-09 3.0 -5.1
2015-08 -1.1 20.8
2015-07 -7.2 11.2
2015-06 6.4 11.9
2015-05 3.2 17.9
2015-04 1.0 17.6
2015-03 0.0 1.7
2015-02 -1.9 -0.6
2015-01 -0.2 7.8
2014-12 -4.3 -2.8
2014-11 -10.9 3.0
2014-10 -15.0 -20.4
2014-09 -21.5 -25.3
2014-08 -12.5 -10.8
2014-07 -8.7 -6.5
2014-06 -14.3 -9.3
2014-05 -10.6 -4.4
2014-04 -10.5 -13.7
2014-03 -10.3 -12.3
2014-02 -16.4 -17.0
2014-01 -13.4 -12.2
2013-12 -17.4 -15.4
2013-11 -14.7 -17.5
2013-10 -10.5 -23.0
2013-09 -12.1 -17.1
2013-08 -18.0 -27.2
2013-07 -19.9 -21.3
2013-06 -20.9 -29.8
2013-05 -24.5 -29.2
2013-04 -27.0 -38.6
2013-03 -25.6 -43.4
2013-02 -17.4 -43.9
2013-01 -35.4 -29.8
2012-12 -31.0 -35.3
2012-11 -31.4 -35.1
2012-10 -47.7 -50.2
2012-09 -35.8 -32.3
2012-08 -25.9 -24.4
2012-07 -34.9 -37.3
2012-06 -28.8 -35.6
2012-05 -22.9 -26.3
2012-04 -15.8 -31.5
2012-03 -25.9 -32.6
2012-02 -19.5 -31.9
2012-01 -35.0 -22.4
2011-12 -15.4 -9.9
2011-11 -20.4 -4.3
2011-10 -10.1 -17.3
2011-09 -16.8 -25.4
2011-08 -12.2 -11.8
2011-07 -10.3 -7.5
2011-06 -15.6 1.3
2011-05 -15.5 2.4
2011-04 -14.5 9.1
2011-03 -11.6 2.2
2011-02 -8.3 10.5
2011-01 -7.9 16.7
2010-12 -9.6 10.8
2010-11 -6.9 -6.9
2010-10 -6.9 -8.7
2010-09 -7.3 -16.0
2010-08 -14.3 -7.5
2010-07 -15.5 -6.3
2010-06 -14.4 -14.7
2010-05 -21.5 -0.4
2010-04 -14.8 -3.5
2010-03 -21.7 -22.9
2010-02 -19.2 0.8
2010-01 -14.3 12.0

Recent sales and ordering intentions in trade and repair of motor vehicles

  • Source: INSEE

Business climate synthetic indicator in retail trade and in trade and repair of motor vehicles

Business climate synthetic indicator in retail trade and in trade and repair of motor vehicles
Trade and repair of motor vehicles Retail trade
2023-03 100.6 95.8
2023-02 104.3 97.0
2023-01 102.4 98.2
2022-12 104.2 91.7
2022-11 98.2 92.5
2022-10 99.1 92.3
2022-09 99.7 95.7
2022-08 99.6 99.0
2022-07 100.1 89.4
2022-06 94.4 93.4
2022-05 91.8 99.0
2022-04 90.7 94.4
2022-03 97.8 99.9
2022-02 105.2 100.3
2022-01 103.3 98.9
2021-12 105.2 98.0
2021-11 100.1 100.9
2021-10 102.7 98.5
2021-09 104.4 96.0
2021-08 108.0 99.6
2021-07 111.3 101.7
2021-06 116.8 98.5
2021-05 105.6 96.8
2021-04 95.4 85.5
2021-03 96.3 90.2
2021-02 90.6 84.8
2021-01 92.1 96.1
2020-12 95.0 82.6
2020-11 81.3 65.7
2020-10 100.4 85.0
2020-09 102.6 84.9
2020-08 102.1 86.1
2020-07 97.4 76.5
2020-06 87.3 72.5
2020-05 68.1 58.1
2020-04 64.3 59.3
2020-03 100.1 82.9
2020-02 110.9 93.5
2020-01 111.1 95.3
2019-12 108.9 97.4
2019-11 108.2 92.4
2019-10 108.5 95.6
2019-09 108.7 94.7
2019-08 109.9 88.2
2019-07 108.5 99.6
2019-06 109.3 98.0
2019-05 110.4 100.4
2019-04 109.2 101.4
2019-03 108.9 96.9
2019-02 107.1 97.2
2019-01 107.7 96.4
2018-12 108.8 95.0
2018-11 112.2 100.8
2018-10 112.5 99.6
2018-09 112.7 102.5
2018-08 113.1 106.6
2018-07 116.2 109.7
2018-06 116.9 107.1
2018-05 117.3 106.4
2018-04 117.8 106.5
2018-03 116.9 107.9
2018-02 119.6 108.5
2018-01 117.5 108.6
2017-12 116.3 106.7
2017-11 116.4 106.9
2017-10 115.3 106.7
2017-09 113.8 105.0
2017-08 112.4 104.2
2017-07 112.9 103.7
2017-06 111.3 105.1
2017-05 108.9 102.4
2017-04 108.0 100.8
2017-03 109.3 103.3
2017-02 106.8 100.7
2017-01 107.7 100.7
2016-12 108.6 101.8
2016-11 106.8 98.1
2016-10 106.5 98.8
2016-09 105.9 98.1
2016-08 107.5 100.8
2016-07 109.9 99.6
2016-06 109.4 97.3
2016-05 108.7 99.2
2016-04 107.6 97.4
2016-03 106.4 97.0
2016-02 107.4 95.9
2016-01 106.8 99.7
2015-12 106.1 96.1
2015-11 107.6 95.7
2015-10 106.9 103.2
2015-09 107.4 100.3
2015-08 109.6 98.6
2015-07 105.0 99.5
2015-06 108.4 97.7
2015-05 108.9 95.8
2015-04 107.4 95.1
2015-03 105.4 96.7
2015-02 102.0 98.5
2015-01 102.8 92.7
2014-12 99.0 93.5
2014-11 98.0 91.0
2014-10 94.8 88.4
2014-09 92.4 89.1
2014-08 95.5 90.6
2014-07 97.6 96.2
2014-06 94.5 95.7
2014-05 96.9 98.2
2014-04 98.2 97.3
2014-03 94.8 94.9
2014-02 93.2 95.8
2014-01 93.8 97.1
2013-12 93.6 96.0
2013-11 92.3 90.1
2013-10 94.0 97.1
2013-09 94.6 96.4
2013-08 90.9 94.7
2013-07 87.5 87.9
2013-06 85.7 87.4
2013-05 82.1 88.3
2013-04 80.3 88.7
2013-03 80.0 90.7
2013-02 84.0 91.4
2013-01 82.0 90.6
2012-12 83.5 90.5
2012-11 82.1 94.6
2012-10 77.6 96.5
2012-09 81.9 92.5
2012-08 84.8 93.9
2012-07 81.6 90.3
2012-06 87.2 95.1
2012-05 87.5 91.9
2012-04 91.0 97.1
2012-03 88.7 97.0
2012-02 88.5 92.0
2012-01 86.2 93.1
2011-12 91.9 97.1
2011-11 92.0 96.7
2011-10 95.2 95.4
2011-09 94.6 95.8
2011-08 98.3 98.7
2011-07 102.3 100.0
2011-06 101.4 100.4
2011-05 101.9 102.5
2011-04 101.7 100.7
2011-03 104.6 100.2
2011-02 105.3 102.5
2011-01 104.1 102.2
2010-12 103.8 103.8
2010-11 103.0 100.0
2010-10 102.2 105.7
2010-09 100.8 104.5
2010-08 100.4 104.6
2010-07 99.0 102.5
2010-06 96.9 100.8
2010-05 98.4 102.5
2010-04 100.5 100.2
2010-03 94.7 97.6
2010-02 98.7 94.0
2010-01 100.8 92.5
2009-12 97.5 91.6
2009-11 100.3 88.7
2009-10 95.5 82.5
2009-09 94.4 80.3
2009-08 92.5 77.7
2009-07 88.3 76.9
2009-06 84.6 72.7
2009-05 87.5 71.0
2009-04 78.0 75.9
2009-03 85.4 73.6
2009-02 77.4 84.2
2009-01 75.6 82.5
2008-12 73.9 84.2
2008-11 82.1 85.6
2008-10 79.7 91.0
2008-09 96.3 95.4
2008-08 93.5 96.8
2008-07 95.0 103.1
2008-06 97.3 105.3
2008-05 102.4 104.7
2008-04 101.2 108.0
2008-03 106.6 108.3
2008-02 102.5 113.1
2008-01 105.3 113.5
2007-12 107.4 116.5
2007-11 110.5 113.4
2007-10 109.4 108.8
2007-09 109.2 114.2
2007-08 109.4 115.0
2007-07 109.6 114.5
2007-06 116.2 114.8
2007-05 106.3 111.8
2007-04 108.5 112.6
2007-03 106.6 111.7
2007-02 108.3 110.6
2007-01 105.1 106.1
2006-12 105.0 106.8
2006-11 106.8 107.3
2006-10 105.3 113.0
2006-09 105.9 108.9
2006-08 107.0 109.0
2006-07 107.9 108.1
2006-06 108.1 106.7
2006-05 104.6 107.3
2006-04 104.2 101.7
2006-03 102.3 102.4
2006-02 103.6 99.0
2006-01 102.8 102.8
2005-12 102.6 104.5
2005-11 99.4 103.0
2005-10 101.6 104.0
2005-09 100.2 102.2
2005-08 100.5 99.9
2005-07 100.6 96.7
2005-06 99.0 101.4
2005-05 102.2 105.0
2005-04 101.3 106.0
2005-03 102.1 104.7
2005-02 102.5 103.1
2005-01 102.8 109.7

Business climate synthetic indicator in retail trade and in trade and repair of motor vehicles

  • Source: INSEE

Business climate composite indicator and balances of opinion by sub-sector in retail trade and trade and repair of motor vehicles

Balances of opinion, in %, S.A.
Business climate composite indicator and balances of opinion by sub-sector in retail trade and trade and repair of motor vehicles (Balances of opinion, in %, S.A.)
Ave. (1) Dec. 22 Jan. 23 Feb. 23 Mar. 23
Retail trade
Business climate 100 92 98 97 96
General business outlook -28 -26 -28 -24 -24
Recent sales -7 7 16 3 2
Expected sales -2 -13 -4 -6 -5
Ordering intentions -7 -15 -12 -12 -16
Stocks 9 12 10 9 11
Past selling prices (2) -6 46 50
Expected selling prices -3 43 45 52 52
Cash position (2) -14 -22 -17
Past workforce size 0 -7 -4 -9 -6
Expected workforce size -3 -14 -7 -6 -8
Economic uncertainty felt (3) 36 39 40 41 37
Trade and repair of motor vehicles
Business climate 100 104 102 104 101
General business outlook -26 -27 -30 -27 -29
Recent sales -7 -17 -8 -3 -21
Expected sales -7 -9 -11 -3 -19
Ordering intentions -9 -1 -6 -1 -12
Stocks 12 -9 -1 0 2
Past selling prices (2) 4 35 33
Expected selling prices 7 25 32 31 37
Cash position (2) -21 -17 -17
Past workforce size -7 4 -7 -2 -3
Expected workforce size -5 0 0 -3 -2
Economic uncertainty felt (3) 43 45 46 48 48
  • (1) Average since 1991 for retail trade and 2003 for trade and repair of motor vehicles (except 2004 for recent and expected sales and ordering intentions, and April 2021 for uncertainty felt).
  • (2) Bimonthly question (odd-numbered months).
  • (3) Non-seasonally adjusted balance.
  • Source: INSEE - monthly survey in retail trade and in trade and repair of motor vehicles

Revisions

The business climate for February 2023 has not been revised in retail trade as a whole and in its sub-sectors (after rounding).

For more information

The whole sector “retail trade and trade and repair of motor vehicles” is composed for 70% of retail trade and for 30% of trade and repair of motor vehicles.

The three composite indicators of business climate presented here are estimated independently of one another. Thus, that of the whole of the retail trade and in trade and repair of motor vehicles cannot be deduced from the two others. The same balances of opinion are included into their calculations, but they are not assigned the same weightings. Also, the indicators are scaled to have a long-run average of 100 and a standard deviation of 10. The three climate series do not have the same historical beginning, so their standardisation differs slightly. Discrepancies may therefore appear from time to time.

For the three-modality questions, a balance of opinion is the difference between weighted percentage of “increase” or “above normal” answers and weighted percentage of “decrease” or “below normal” answers.

Company responses were collected between 24 February and 22 March 2023.

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