In February retail trade turnover grew by 0.1%

30.03.2016

Data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that compared to January, in February 2016 the total retail trade turnover increased by 0.1%. Compared to February 2015, turnover has grown by 2.3 %.

Compared to January, the total retail trade turnover in February 2016 grew by 0.1 % (according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices). Retail trade in food products rose by 2.5 %, whereas turnover of non-food products decreased by 1.0 %.

Compared to January, the most significant growth in retail trade turnover was recorded in retail sale of cultural and recreation goods (of 8.5 %), and in retail sale of information and communication equipment (of 4.1%). 

Compared to January, the total retail trade turnover at current prices, not taking into account seasonality, in February decreased by 3.5 %. A year before - in February 2015, compared to January 2015 turnover dropped by 3.7 %.

Retail trade turnover indices

(as % over average monthly turnover of 2010, at constant prices)

Compared to February 2015, the total retail trade turnover in February 2016 grew by 2.3 % (according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices). Retail trade in food products went up by 3.7 %, whereas turnover of non-food products increased by 1.4 %.

In February 2016 as compared to February 2015, the most significant turnover growth was recorded in retail sale of information and communication equipment (of 22.5%), in retail sale of cultural and recreation goods (of 16.4 %), in retail sale of pharmaceutical and medical goods (of 11.1 %), as well as in retail sale of clothing, footwear and leather goods (of 8.5%).

The total retail trade turnover at current prices rose by 0.9 % (not taking into account the calendar influence).

Changes in turnover of retail trade enterprises


(as % of the corresponding month of the previous year, calendar adjusted data at constant prices)

Turnover indices of retail trade enterprises by main kind of economic activity
(at constant prices)

 

February 2016 (%)

 over

January 2016 (seasonally adjusted)

February 2015

(calendar adjusted)

Retail trade - total

100.1

102.3

 

retail sale of  food products, total

102.5

103.7

 

retail sale of  non-food products, total

99.0

101.4

 

 

retail sale in non-specialised stores selling mainly non-food products

97.5

93.8

 

 

retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores

                104.1

122.5

 

 

retail sale of hardware, paints and glass

101.3

102.3

 

 

retail sale of cultural and recreation goods

108.5

116.4

 

 

retail sale of clothing, footwear and leather goods

                98.8

108.5

 

 

retail sale of pharmaceutical and medical goods

99.9

111.1

 

 

retail sale of automotive fuel

95.9

89.6

More information on seasonally adjusted, calendar adjusted and non-adjusted retail trade turnover indices is available in the CSB database in section Trade and Services.

 

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More information on data:
Tatjana Ballode
Trade and Services Statistics Section
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