In April retail trade turnover grew by 1.8 %

30.05.2016

Calendar adjusted data (at constant prices) compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, compared to April 2015, total retail trade turnover in April 2016 rose by 1.8 %. Retail trade in food products decreased by 0.4 %, whereas retail turnover in non-food products increased by 3.0 %.  

Compared to April 2015, in April 2016 the most significant turnover growth was recorded in retail sale of information and communication equipment (of 19.2 %), in retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores (of 8.7 %), in retail sale of clothing, footwear and leather goods (of 7.5 %), in retail sale of pharmaceutical and medical goods (of 7.0 %), in retail sale of sporting equipment, games and toys (of 5.7 %), in retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet (of 4.9 %). Retail sale of automotive fuel remained at the level of the previous month (growth of 0.5 %). In turn, drop was recorded in retail sale of hardware, paints and glass (of 4.8%), retail sale of books and stationery (of 4.4 %). Retail trade in stalls and markets keeps decreasing - a drop of 4.9 % in April 2016, as compared to April 2015.

Total retail trade turnover at current prices rose by 1.4 % (not taking into account the calendar influence).

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

Compared to March 2016, the total retail trade turnover in April 2016 grew by 0.3 % (according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices). Retail trade in food products decreased by 0.3 %, and turnover of non-food products went down by 1.1 %.

Compared to March, growth was recorded in retail sale of automotive fuel (of 5.4 %), in retail sale of flowers, plants, seeds, fertilisers (of 6.5 %), in retail sale of cultural and recreation goods (of 5.3 %), in retail sale of cosmetics and toiletries (of 5.3 %), as well as in retail sale of information and communication equipment (of 3.1 %). In turn, drop was observed in retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet (of 9.1 %), and in retail sale of clothing, footwear and leather goods (of 2.8 %).

Compared to March, the total retail trade turnover at current prices, not taking into account seasonality, in April rose by 1.4 %. The same turnover growth (of 1.4 %) was also recorded a year before - in 2015.

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

 

January–April 2016 as % of January–April 2015 (calendar adjusted)

April 2016, %

 compared to

March 2016 (seasonally adjusted)

April 2015

(calendar adjusted)

Retail trade - total

101.8

100.3

101.8

 

retail sale of food products, total

101.3

99.7

99.6

 

retail sale of non-food products, total

102.2

101.1

103.0

 

 

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

97.3

102.3

99.2

 

 

retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores

119.1

103.1

119.2

 

 

retail sale of hardware, paints and glass

99.1

100.3

95.2

 

 

retail sale of cultural and recreation goods

102.9

105.3

102.9

 

 

retail sale of clothing, footwear and leather goods

111.1

97.2

107.5

 

 

retail sale of pharmaceutical and medical goods

                108.1

                100.6

107.0

 

 

retail sale of automotive fuel

94.7

105.4

100.5

 

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

 

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More information on data:
Ina Leja
Trade and Services Statistics Section
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