In February retail trade turnover grew by 1.2%

30.03.2015

Data of the Central Statistical Bureau show that compared to January, the total retail trade turnover in February 2015 rose by 1.2%, according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices. Retail trade in food products did not change, whereas turnover of non-food products increased by 1.9%.

Compared to January, the total retail trade turnover at current prices, not taking into account seasonality, in February decreased by 3.8%. A year ago - in February 2014, compared to January 2014 turnover dropped by 7.2%.

Retail trade turnover indices

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

Data source: Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia

Compared to February 2014, the total retail trade turnover in February 2015 grew by 9.3%, according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices. Rise in food commodity group comprised 6.2%. In non-food commodity group there was an increase of 11.3%, of which in retail sale of automotive fuel – of 24.7%.

The total retail trade turnover at current prices rose by 5.2% (not taking into account the calendar influence).

Changes in turnover of retail trade enterprises

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

Data source: Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia

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

 

February 2015 (%) over

January 2015
(seasonally adjusted)

February 2014
(calendar adjusted)

Retail trade - total

101.2

109.3

 

retail sale of food products, total

100.0

106.2

 

retail sale of non-food products, total

101.9

111.3

 

 

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

99.4

90.9

 

 

retail sale of pharmaceutical and medical goods

94.9

106.2

 

 

retail sale of  textiles, clothing, footwear and leather goods

105.0

101.1

 

 

retail sale of hardware, paints and glass

104.2

106.3

 

 

retail sale of furniture, lighting equipment and other household articles in specialised stores

103.3

114.9

 

 

retail sale of automotive fuel

104.1

124.7

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.

 

More information:
Trade and Services Statistics Section,
Tatjana Ballode
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