Domestic trade in March 2007

27.04.2007

Traditionally in March can be observed increase retail turnover, compared to February, in March the retail trade turnover (at constant prices) has increased by 12.4%, but if in calculations the difference between number of days between February and march is adjusted, then turnover increased by 1.5%, according to the Central Statistical Bureau. But compared to March 2006 it increased by 27%.

Retail trade turnover of enterprises by main activity in March 2007

Main activity of enterprises

At constant prices

2007 I–III in % against
2006 I-III

2007 III in % against

2007 II

2006 III

seasonally non-
adjusted

seasonally adjusted

seasonally non-
adjusted

adjusted by number of working days

Total

128.0

112.4

101.5

127.0

127.7

of which in enterprises with main activity

retail trade in non-specialised stores selling mainly food

113.8

113.7

101.3

112.9

112.5

retail trade in food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores

101.8

116.5

106.3

101.8

101.8

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

108.6

120.5

105.8

115.3

115.3

retail trade in pharmaceutical and medical goods, cosmetics and toiletry

123.4

98.4

97.4

121.0

121.8

retail trade in textiles, clothing, footwear and leather ware

161.0

117.3

108.6

169.7

169.0

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

166.2

116.7

102.7

166.2

168.9

other retail trade in specialised stores

127.6

105.4

97.9

121.3

121.3

retail trade in second-hand goods

133.0

124.2

128.5

retail trade outside stores

98.4

109.1

95.0

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 March increased by 14.4%, but compared to March of last year, it has increased by 33.7%, of which the increase in the sale of motor vehicles was 40.3%.

In first three months of 2007, in comparison with the same period of 2006, motor vehicle, motorcycle and their part thereof turnover increased by 46%. Important increase of turnover in first quarter retained motor vehicle sale– 73.5%.

Compared to March of previous year, the turnover of automotive fuel retail trade inenterprises in March of this year slightly increased by 1.8%.

In comparison with January- March 2006, in first three months of 2007 the automotive fuel retail trade turnover rose by 5.9%.

Compared to February 2007, the turnover of catering enterprises in March 2007 increased by 13.3%, but compared to the corresponding period of 2006 it has increased by 14.2%.

Compared to first quarter of 2006, in January – March 2007 the turnover of catering enterprises increased by 10.4%.

Prepared by the Trade and Services Statistics Section
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