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Traders Worried About Inflation

2021-10-26T18:20:51.019Z

Raw materials, rents, transport, wages… Their costs are soaring, forcing them to increase prices. Will the upturn be short-lived? The resumption of retail activity has been very dynamic since the spring reopening, following the third administrative closure decreed since March 2020. In September, sales were still 1.3% above their pre-Covid level. But 2022 is not shaping up so well. See also Maritime transport turned upside down because of the boom in demand “Several elements are favorable to



Will the upturn be short-lived?

The resumption of retail activity has been very dynamic since the spring reopening, following the third administrative closure decreed since March 2020. In September, sales were still 1.3% above their pre-Covid level.

But 2022 is not shaping up so well.

See also

Maritime transport turned upside down because of the boom in demand

“Several elements are favorable to consumption,

concedes Laurence Paganini, president of Procos, federation, which brings together major brands.

Unemployment is lower than before the crisis and the French have accumulated a lot of savings.

But we are concerned that supply constraints may offset this good news

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Clouds are gathering for 2022

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In recent months, traders have been taking in the inflation of the price of freight transport.

The price of a container has increased fivefold, sometimes even tenfold.

No lull is expected in the short term, while transport represents 6% to 8% of the cost price of a

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Source: lefigaro

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