Domestic trade in August 2006

29.09.2006

The data of Central Statistical Bureau show that in August of this year, in comparison with July, the turnover of retail trade enterprises(calculated in comparable prices) has increased by 6.1%, but, compared to August 2005, it has increased by 20.6%.

In January-August of 2006, in comparison with January-August 2005, the turnover of retail trade enterprises has increased by 18.0%.

Turnover of retail trade enterprises distributed by main activity in August 2006

Main activity of enterprises

comparable prices

I–VII 2006
% against
I-VII 2005

2006 VIII % against

2006 VII

2005 VIII

Sea-
sonally
non-
adjusted

Sea-
sonally adjusted

Sea-
sonally
non-
adjusted

adjusted by number of working days

Total

118.0

106.1

102.3

120.6

120.6

including enterprises, the main activity of which is:

retail trade in non-specialised stores selling mainly food

109.2

98.8

100.7

112.3

112.3

retail trade in food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores

109.8

101.0

101.0

105.2

105.2

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

114.9

106.1

106.1

117.2

117.2

retail trade in pharmaceutical and medical goods, cosmetics and toiletry

114.9

113.3

104.7

114.3

114.3

retail trade in textiles, clothing, footwear and leather ware

136.0

119.3

108.9

143.3

144.1

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

131.4

113.0

104.3

137.5

137.5

other retail trade in specialised stores

118.8

104.3

95.2

113.0

113.0

retail trade in second-hand goods

141.7

135.2

180.1

retail trade outside stores

126.6

109.8

117.9


As in any year, the increase of turnover of enterprises active in sale of books was observed in August. The turnover of book sale increased in the last month of this summer, if compared by July of this year, by 23%, due to preparation for the new study year. The second increase period of books is regularly being observed in December, when Christmas gifts are being bought.

Turnover of enterprses active in sale of books
(comparable prices, thsd Ls)

Compared to July 2006, retail trade turnover of enterprises, the main activity of which is the sale of motor vehicles, motorcycles and parts and accessories thereof increased in August 2006 by 5.3%, but compared to August of the previous year, it has increased by 71.0%, of which the increase in the sales turnover of motor vehicles was 100.9%.

In January-August 2006, compared to January-August 2005, sales turnover of motor vehicles, motorcycles and parts and accessories thereof increased by 70.8%.

Tthe turnover of automotive fuel retail sale enterprises in August of this year, in comparison with August 2005, increased by 6.3% in comparable prices. In January-August 2006, compared to the corresponding period of 2005, the retail trade turnover of enterprises selling automotive fuel increased by 20.8%.

The turnover of catering enterprises in August 2006, in comparison with July 2006 (in comparable prices), has increased by 3.7%, and, in comparison with the corresponding period of 2005, it has increased by 18.5

Prepared by Trade and Services Statistics Section
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Dzintra Bērziņa