Strike against pension reform: in Paris, traders show a drop in turnover

Strike against pension reform: in Paris, traders show a drop in turnover

The strike against the pension reform led to a drop in attendance in French businesses. And this is all the more true in Paris.

Strike against pension reform: in Paris, traders show a drop in turnover

The transport strike that began on December 5 had serious consequences for businesses. According to a study carried out by the Procos Federation (for the promotion of specialized trade), at the national level, the activity would have fallen by 4%, but in Paris, it is 18%. Worrisome figures, because it is a drop which already follows a drop recorded at the end of 2018, in the midst of the “yellow vests” crisis.

50% less turnover in December

In Paris, Nicolas Lacrosnière, owner of a ready-to-wear boutique, is surprised at the few clothes sold this season, despite the sales. Due to the transport strike, the customers did not come and the stocks are still there. It recorded 50% less turnover in December, after an already complicated end of 2018. “Last year it started in November. There, we’ll say early December, so it’s complicated ”, he regrets.