Domestic trade in February 2007

30.03.2007

Compared to January, in February the retail trade turnover (at constant prises) has decreased by 2.8%, but compared to February 2006 it increased by 28.8%, according to the Central Statistical Bureau.

Also in first two months of 2007, in comparison with the same period of 2006, retail trade turnover increased by 28.5%.

Retail trade turnover of enterprises by main activity

Main activity of enterprises

At constant prices

2007 I–II
% against
2006 I-II

2007 II% against

2007 I

2006 II

seasonally non-
adjusted

seasonally adjusted

seasonally non-
adjusted

seasonally adjusted

Total

128.5

97.2

101.6

128.8

128.8

of which in enterprises with main activity

retail trade in non-specialised stores selling mainly food

114.3

96.3

101.3

115.7

115.7

retail trade in food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores

101.8

95.2

98.5

102.8

102.8

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

105.2

86.7

91.0

100.6

100.6

retail trade in pharmaceutical and medical goods, cosmetics and toiletry

124.6

111.2

102.6

126.1

126.3

retail trade in textiles, clothing, footwear and leather ware

156.5

90.7

97.9

155.4

155.5

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

166.2

94.1

99.8

165.9

165.9

other retail trade in specialised stores

131.3

105.6

105.6

135.0

135.0

retail trade in second-hand goods

135.7

87.0

122.5

retail trade outside stores

100.4

99.4

95.7

Compared to December, retail trade turnover (at constant prices) of enterprises the main activity of which is the sale of motor vehicles, motorcycles and parts thereof, in comparison with January, in February increased by 2%, but compared to February of last year, it has increased by 49.2%, of which the increase in the sale of motor vehicles was 88.3%.

In January - February in comparison with the same period of 2006, motor vehicle, motorcycle and their part thereof turnover increased by 54.3%, but motor vehicle sale turnover doubled – the increase was 100.5 %.

Compared to February of previous year, the turnover of automotive fuel retail trade inenterprises in February of this year increased by 15%. In turn, in comparison with January- February 2006, in first two months of 2007 the automotive fuel retail trade turnover rose by 7.9%.

Compared to January 2007, the turnover of catering enterprises in February 2007 decreased by 4.2%, but compared to the corresponding period of 2006 it has increased by 15.2%.

Compared to first two months of 2006, in January – February 2007 the turnover of catering enterprises increased by 8.4%.

Prepared by the Trade and Services Statistics Section
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