Domestic trade in August 2007

28.09.2007

In August can be observed increase of retail trade turnover (at constant prices), according to the Central Statistical Bureau. Compared to June it has increased by 1.3%. Compared to August 2006, in August 2007 the turnover has increased by 19.1%.

But in comparison with the corresponding period of 2006, retail turnover in first eight months of 2007 has increased by 24.8%.

Retail trade turnover of enterprises by main activity in August 2007

Main activity of enterprises

At constant prices

I–VIII
2007 in % over
I-VIII 2006

VIII 2007 as % of

VII 2007

VIII 2006

non-
adjusted

seasonally
adjusted

non-
adjusted

Total

124.8

101.3

99.4

119.1

of which in enterprises with main activity

retail trade in non-specialised stores selling mainly food

112.1

101.4

102.7

110.4

retail trade in food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores

103.3

99.2

99.3

105.5

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

106.4

106.7

106.0

105.6

retail trade in pharmaceutical and medical goods, cosmetics and toiletry

126.6

105.4

100.3

126.4

retail trade in textiles, clothing, footwear and leather ware

147.7

100.9

97.3

134.5

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

154.4

103.8

98.7

138.6

other retail trade in specialised stores

122.6

92.9

86.8

109.9

retail trade in second-hand goods

115.9

106.4

85.7

retail trade outside stores

104.5

101.8

106.3

Compared to 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 August 2007 decreased by 5.3 %, but, compared to August of the previous year, there was an increase of 20.9%, of which the increase in the sale of motor vehicles increased by 20.2%.

Compared to the same period of 2006, the retail trade turnover of enterprises the main activity of which is the sale of motor vehicles, motorcycles and parts thereof in the first eight months of 2007 increased by 33.6%. Sale of motor vehicles in this period retained a high turnover growth – 43.9%.

Compared to August of previous year, the turnover of automotive fuel retail trade in enterprises in August of this year increased by 2.5%.

Compared to corresponding period of 2006, the turnover of automotive fuel retail trade in enterprises in first eight months of 2007 increased by 7.4%.

Compared to June 2007, the turnover of catering enterprises in August 2007 decreased by 5.9%, but compared to the corresponding period of 2006 it has increased by 4.0%.

Compared to the same period of 2006, turnover of catering enterprises in first eight months of 2007 has increased by 9.7%.

Prepared by the Trade and Services Statistics Section
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