In 2014 retail trade turnover grew by 3.6%

30.01.2015

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

(calendar adjusted)

December 2014 (%) over

November 2014 (seasonally adjusted)

December 2013 (calendar adjusted)

Retail trade - total

103.6

98.7

102.7

 

retail sale of  food products, total

103.6

100.6

100.4

 

retail sale of  non-food products, total

103.7

97.5

104.2

 

 

retail sale in non-specialised stores selling mainly non-food products

91.7

100.7

90.1

 

 

retail sale of pharmaceutical and medical goods

99.7

98.1

99.6

 

 

retail sale of  textiles, clothing, footwear and leather goods

111.8

96.3

104.9

 

 

retail sale of hardware, paints and glass

102.1

102.2

102.2

 

 

retail sale of furniture, lighting equipment and other household articles in specialised stores

105.4

97.8

102.5

 

 

retail sale of automotive fuel

106.1

95.2

110.9

Sale of motor vehicles and motorcycles

103.6

97.4

102.4

More information on seasonally adjusted, calendar adjusted and non-adjusted retail trade turnover indices is available in the CSB database.

More information:
Trade and Services Statistics Section,
Tatjana Ballode
Tel.: +371 67366726