Domestic trade in December 2006

30.01.2007

Compared to November, an increase of 36.8% can be observed in retail trade turnover at constant prices in December 2006 but compared to December 2005 retail trade turnover has increased by 25.8%, according to the Central Statistical Bureau.

Compared to 2005, retail trade turnover in 2006 rose by 20.1%.

Retail trade turnover of enterprises by main activity in December 2006

Main activity
of enterprises

At constant prices

2006
over
2005

XII 2006 as % of

XI 2006

XII 2005

seasonally non-
adjusted

seasonally adjusted

seasonally
non-adjusted

adjusted
by the number of working days

Total

120.1

136.8

106.4

125.8

127.2

of which in enterprises with main activity

retail trade in non-specialised stores selling mainly food

111.1

124.9

100.7

112.7

111.9

retail trade in food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores

107.8

151.3

107.6

111.6

111.6

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

114.1

122.0

93.9

109.6

109.6

retail trade in pharmaceutical and medical goods, cosmetics and toiletry

116.2

142.3

122.1

121.7

124.5

retail trade in textiles, clothing, footwear and leather ware

142.4

115.5

103.3

139.0

137.8

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

135.3

150.4

110.1

151.4

155.7

other retail trade in specialised stores

118.0

163.4

112.8

117.4

117.4

retail trade in second-hand goods

153.2

121.8

190.7

retail trade outside stores

123.9

130.8

138.3

Compared to November, retail trade turnover (at constant prices) of enterprises the main activity of which is the sale of motor vehicles, motorcycles and parts thereof increased in December 2006 by 13.7% but compared to December last year, it has increased by 86.5%, of which the increase in the sale of motor vehicles was 114.1%.

In 2006, 26 255 new motor vehicles were registered in Latvia in comparison with 17 466 vehicles last year, that is, the number of motor vehicles has increased by 50.3% and this is one of the most rapid increases in the European Union. In turn, the sales turnover of enterprises engaged in motor vehicle trade has risen by 95.2% in comparison with the previous year.

Compared to 2005, the turnover of trade in motor vehicles, motorcycles and parts thereof in 2006 increased by 73.9%.

Compared to December 2005, the turnover of automotive fuel retail trade enterprises in December this year increased by 22.3%. Compared to 2005, the turnover of automotive fuel retail trade enterprises in 2006 rose by 21.8%.

Compared to November 2006, the turnover of catering enterprises in December 2006 increased by 10.8% but compared to the corresponding period of 2005 it has increased by 18.4%.

Prepared by the Trade and Services Statistics Section
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Dzintra Bērziņa