In April retail trade turnover reduced by 2.0%
Data of Central Statistical Bureau show that, compared to March, total retail trade turnover in April 2013 dropped by 2.0%, according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices. Retail trade in food products decreased by 3.9%, whereas of non-food products – by 0.8%.
In comparison with March, total retail trade turnover at current prices, not considering the seasonality, in April of this year reduced by 0.4%. A year ago – in April 2012, compared to March, turnover decreased by 0.9%.
Retail trade turnover indices
(as % over average monthly turnover of 2010,
at constant prices)
Compared to April 2012, total retail trade turnover in April of this year increased by 6.2%, according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices. Rise in food commodity group comprised 2.8%, while retail trade in non-food products increased by 8.4%, of which retail sale of automotive fuel - by 8.8 %.
In comparison with April of the previous year, total retail trade turnover at current prices rose by 6.5% (not taking into account the calendar influence).
Changes in turnover of retail trade enterprises
In first four months, as compared to first four months of the previous year, total retail trade turnover has grown by 6.6%, according to calendar adjusted data. Rise in food commodity group increased 4.7%, but retail trade in non-food products grew by 7.9%.
Turnover indices of retail trade enterprises by main kind of economic activity
(at constant prices)
I - IV 2013 % over I - IV 2012
IV 2013 as % over
III 2013 (seasonally 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 ware
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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