In 2016, retail trade turnover increased by 1.9 %

30.01.2017

Calendar adjusted data (at constant prices) compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, compared to 2015, total retail trade turnover in 2016 rose by 1.9 %. Turnover of retail trade in food products declined by 1.0 %, whereas turnover of retail trade in non-food products grew by 3.7 %.

According to calendar adjusted data at constant prices, compared to December 2015, total retail trade turnover increased by 2.0 % in December 2016. Turnover of retail trade in food products declined by 6.3 %, while turnover of retail trade in non-food products increased by 7.2 %.

Compared to December 2015, in December 2016 the most significant turnover growth in the non-food product group was recorded in retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet (of 37.3 %), in retail sale of information and communication equipment (of 11.0 %), in retail sale of clothing, footwear and leather goods (of 10.5 %), in retail sale of electrical household appliances (of 8.7 %) in retail sale of cultural and recreation goods (of 8.0 %), as well as in retail sale of pharmaceutical and medical goods (of 6.1 %).In turn, a drop in turnover was recorded in retail sale in non-specialised stores with non-food products predominating (of 7.8 %), in retail sale via stalls and markets (of 7.2 %), as well as in retail sale of cosmetic and toilet articles (of 6.5 %). Turnover of retail sale in automotive fuel has grown by 10.6 %.

Total retail trade turnover at current prices increased by 5.9 % (not taking into account the calendar influence).

Retail trade turnover indices
(as % of average monthly turnover of 2010, at constant prices)

  

Compared to November, total retail trade turnover in December 2016 decreased by 1.3 % (according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices). Turnover of retail trade in food products decreased by 3.0 %, while turnover of retail trade in non-food products dropped by 0.3%.

A drop in turnover was recorded in non-specialised stores with non-food products predominating (of 9.6 %), in retail sale of clothing, footwear and leather goods (of 5.4 %), in retail sale of cosmetic and toilet articles (of 4.7 %), in retail sale of pharmaceutical and medical goods (of 1.1 %), and in retail sale via stalls and markets (of 0.7 %). In turn, growth in turnover was observed in retail sale of information and communication equipment (of 4.5 %), in retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet (of 3.6 %), in retail sale of electrical household appliances (of 2.1 %), and in retail sale of automotive fuel (of 0.9 %).

Compared to November, in December 2016 the total retail trade turnover at current prices (not taking into account seasonality) rose by 17.7 %. A year before – in December 2015, compared to November – the turnover increased by 18.3 %.

 

Turnover indices of retail trade enterprises by main kind of economic activity
(at constant prices)

 

2016 as % of 2015

(calendar adjusted)

December 2016

as % of

November

2016

 (seasonally adjusted)

December 2015

(calendar adjusted)

Retail trade – total

101.9

98.7

102.0

 

retail sale of food products, total

99.0

97.0

93.7

 

retail sale of non-food products, total

103.7

99.7

107.2

 

 

retail sale in non-specialised stores with non-food products predominating

97.4

90.4

92.2

 

 

 

retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores

106.6

104.5

111.0

 

 

retail sale of hardware, paints and glass

101.7

101.3

104.7

 

 

retail sale of cultural and recreation goods

106.2

100.2

108.0

 

 

retail sale of clothing, footwear and leather goods

113.7

94.6

110.5

 

 

retail sale of pharmaceutical and medical goods

106.7

98.9

106.1

 

 

retail sale of automotive fuel

101.6

100.9

110.6

 

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

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