Domestic trade in May 2007

29.06.2007

In May can be observed increase of retail trade turnover (at constant prices), according to the Central Statistical Bureau. Compared to April it has increased by 6.8%, but seasonally adjusted retail trade turnover has increased only by 2.6%. Compared to May 2006, the turnover has increased by 24.3%.

But in comparison with the corresponding period of 2006, retail turnover in first five months of 2007 has increased by 26.3%.

Retail trade turnover of enterprises by main activity in May 2007

Main activity of enterprises

At constant prices

I–V 2007
% over
I-V 2006

V 2007 as % of

IV 2007

V 2006

seasonally non-
adjusted

seasonally adjusted

seasonally non-
adjusted

adjusted
by the number of working days

Total

126.3

106.8

102.6

124.3

124.3

of which in enterprises with main activity

retail trade in non-specialised stores selling mainly food

113.3

104.5

100.6

112.8

112.8

retail trade in food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores

101.8

105.7

102.6

103.6

103.6

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

107.7

100.1

97.6

107.5

107.5

retail trade in pharmaceutical and medical goods, cosmetics and toiletry

125.6

106.1

104.1

129.9

130.2

retail trade in textiles, clothing, footwear and leather ware

149.9

106.7

103.7

136.2

137.9

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

161.5

111.8

101.6

154.3

154.3

other retail trade in specialised stores

124.8

110.1

107.3

121.0

121.0

retail trade in second-hand goods

124.6

112.3

115.9

retail trade outside stores

102.1

97.6

105.1

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 May 2007 increased by 18.5 %, but, compared to May of the previous year, the increase constituted 32.9%, of which the increase in the sale of motor vehicles increased by 39.2%.

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 five months of 2007 increased by 38.7%. Sale of motor vehicles in this period retained a high turnover growth (55,8%).

Compared to May of previous year, the turnover of automotive fuel retail trade in enterprises in May of this year increased by 19.8%. Compared to corresponding period of 2006, the turnover of automotive fuel retail trade in enterprises in January - May increased by 9.6%.

Compared to April 2007, the turnover of catering enterprises in May 2007 increased by 9.6%, but compared to the corresponding period of 2006 it has increased only by 3.7%.

Compared to the same period of 2006, turnover of catering enterprises in first five months of 2007 has increased by 8.5%.

Prepared by the Trade and Services Statistics Section
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