Data of Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, compared with 2013, retail trade turnover, according to calendar adjusted data, in 2014 increased by 3.6%. Retail trade in food products grew by 3.6%, whereas retail trade of non-food products – by 3.7%.
Compared with November, the total retail trade turnover in December 2014 reduced by 1.3%, according to seasonally adjusted data. Retail trade in food products rose by 0.6%, whereas turnover of non-food products dropped by 2.5%.
Compared to November, the total retail trade turnover at current prices, not taking into account seasonality, in December increased by 14.2%. A year ago - in December 2013, compared to November 2013 - turnover increased by 16.9%.
|Retail trade turnover indices|
(as % over average monthly turnover of 2010, at constant prices)
Data source: Central Statistical Bureu of Latvia
Compared to December 2013, the total retail trade turnover in December 2014 grew by 2.7%, according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices. Rise in food commodity group comprised 0.4%. In non-food commodity group there was a 4.2% increase, of which in retail sale of automotive fuel – 10.9%.
Compared to December 2013 the total retail trade turnover at current prices rose by 0.8% in December 2014 (not taking into account the calendar influence).
|Changes in turnover of retail trade enterprises (as % of corresponding month of previous year, at constant prices, according to calendar adjusted data)|
Data source: Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia
Turnover indices of retail trade enterprises by main kind of economic activity (at constant prices)
2014 (%) over 2013
December 2014 (%) over
November 2014 (seasonally adjusted)
December 2013 (calendar adjusted)
Retail trade - total
retail sale of food products, total
retail sale of non-food products, total
retail sale in non-specialised stores selling mainly non-food products
retail sale of pharmaceutical and medical goods
retail sale of textiles, clothing, footwear and leather goods
retail sale of hardware, paints and glass
retail sale of furniture, lighting equipment and other household articles in specialised stores
retail sale of automotive fuel
Sale of motor vehicles and motorcycles
More information on seasonally adjusted, calendar adjusted and non-adjusted retail trade turnover indices is available in the CSB database.
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