Domestic trade in April 2007

30.05.2007

In April, calculating in constant prices, the retail trade decrease can be observed. Compared to March, it has decreased by 2.8%, but, seasonally adjusting, the turnover has dropped only by 0.7%. In April 2007, in comparison with April of previous year, the retail trade turnover increased by 24%, according to Central Statistical Bureau data.

But in comparison with the relevant period of previous year, the turnover in first four months of this year increased by 26.9%.

Retail trade turnover of enterprises by main activity in April 2007

Main activity
of enterprises

At constant prices

2007 I–IV
in % against
2006 I-IV

2007 IV in % against

2007 III

2006 IV

non-
adjusted

seasonally adjusted

non-
adjusted

adjusted
by the number of working days

Total

126.9

97.2

99.3

124.0

123.3

of which in enterprises with main activity

retail trade in non-specialised stores selling mainly food

113.4

99.9

101.4

112.3

112.8

retail trade in food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores

101.3

96.4

99.7

100.0

100.0

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

107.8

105.5

102.4

105.7

105.7

retail trade in pharmaceutical and medical goods, cosmetics and toiletry

124.5

96.0

100.7

128.2

127.0

retail trade in textiles, clothing, footwear and leather ware

153.8

89.2

87.8

135.1

134.0

retail trade in furniture, lighting fixtures, household goods, electrical appliances, radio, TV goods, construction materials, paints, glassware and other goods

163.6

96.7

97.3

156.8

154.3

other retail trade in specialised stores

125.9

94.3

95.4

121.2

121.2

retail trade in second-hand goods

127.2

88.9

112.2

retail trade outside stores

101.4

99.6

110.8

Compared to the previous month, retail trade turnover (at constant prices) of enterprises the main activity of which is the sale of motor vehicles, motorcycles and parts thereof in April 2007 decreased by 11.6% but compared to April of last year, it has increased by 25.7%, of which the increase in the sale of motor vehicles increased by 32.7%.

In first four months of 2007, in comparison with relevant period motor vehicle, motorcycle and their part thereof turnover increased by 40.5%. Important increase of turnover retained motor vehicle sale – 61.5%.

Compared to April of previous year, the turnover of automotive fuel retail trade in enterprises in April of this year increased by 10.4%.

In January – April 2007, in comparison with relevant period of 2006, the automotive fuel retail trade turnover increased by 7.0%.

Compared to March 2007, the turnover of catering enterprises in April 2007 decreased by 5.5% but compared to the corresponding period of 2006 it has increased by 8.3%.

Compared to relevant period of 2006the turnover of catering enterprises, in first four months of 2007 increased by 9.9%.

Prepared by the Trade and Services Statistics Section
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