In August, retail trade turnover grew by 5.3 %

29.09.2017

Calendar adjusted data (at constant prices) compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, compared to August 2016, total retail trade turnover in August 2017 rose by 5.3 %. Turnover of retail trade in food products increased by 7.7 %, while turnover of retail trade in non-food products grew by 4.1 %.

The most significant growth in turnover in the non-food product group was recorded in retail sale of cultural and recreation goods (of 18.9 %), retail sale of information and communication equipment (18.8 %), retail sale of hardware, paints and glass (16.2 %) and retail sale of clothing and footwear (3.3 %). In turn, a drop in turnover was experienced in retail sale of pharmaceutical and medical goods (of 2.9 %), as well as in retail sale of automotive fuel (2.1 %).

The total retail trade turnover at current prices increased by 8.5 % (not taking into account the calendar influence).

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

 

Compared to July, in August 2017 retail trade turnover grew by 0.6 % (according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices). Turnover of retail trade in food products rose by 2.0 %, whereas turnover of retail trade in non-food products decreased by 0.3 %.

Growth in turnover was experienced in retail sale of cultural and recreation goods (of 10.9 %), retail sale of information and communication equipment (5.7 %), retail sale of pharmaceutical and medical goods (4.3 %), retail sale via stalls and markets (2.3 %), as well as in retail sale of hardware, paints and glass (1.2 %).

In turn, a decrease in turnover was recorded in retail sale of automotive fuel (of 2.9 %), as well as in retail sale of clothing and footwear (0.8 %).

Compared to July, in August 2017 the total retail trade turnover at current prices (not taking into account seasonality) rose by 3.0 %.

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

 

January–August 2017 as % of January–August 2016 (calendar adjusted)

August 2017 as %,

 Compared to

July 2017

 (seasonally adjusted)

August 2016

(calendar adjusted)

Retail trade – total

103.6

100.6

105.3

 

retail sale of food products, total

102.8

102.0

107.7

 

retail sale of non-food products, total

104.4

99.7

104.1

 

 

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

99.5

100.6

103.7

 

 

retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores

117.5

105.7

118.8

 

 

retail sale of hardware, paints and glass

109.1

101.2

116.2

 

 

retail sale of hardware, paints and glass

113.3

110.9

118.9

 

 

retail sale of clothing, footwear and leather goods

104.5

99.2

103.3

 

 

retail sale of pharmaceutical and medical goods

97.1

104.3

97.1

 

 

retail sale of automotive fuel

103.4

97.1

97.9

 

 

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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Trade and Services Statistics Section
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