In July retail trade experienced annual increase of 3.9%

29.08.2014

Data of Central Statistical Bureau show that, compared to June, the total retail trade turnover in July 2014 rose by 2.2%, according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices. Both retail trade in food products and non-food products increased by 2.2%.

Compared to June, the total retail trade turnover at current prices, not taking into account seasonality, in July rose by 8.1%.

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

Data source: Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia

Compared to July 2013, the total retail trade turnover in July 2014 increased by 3.9%, according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices. Rise in food commodity group comprised 4.7%. In non-food commodity group there was a 3.3% increase, of which in retail sale of automotive fuel – 0.7%.

In comparison with July of the previous year, total retail trade turnover at current prices rose by 3.7% (not taking into account the calendar influence).

Changes in turnover of retail trade enterprises

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

Data source: Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia

In first seven months, as compared to first seven months of the previous year, retail trade turnover in total has grown by 3.8%, according to calendar adjusted data. Rise in food commodity group comprised 4.6%, but retail trade in non-food products has grown by 3.2%.

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

 

January-July 2014 as % of January-July 2013
(calendar adjusted)

July 2014 as %

 of

June 2014

(seasonally adjusted)

July 2013 (calendar adjusted)

Retail trade - total

103.8

102.2

103.9

 

retail sale of  food products, total

104.6

102.2

104.7

 

retail sale of  non-food products, total

103.2

102.2

103.3

 

 

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

92.9

96.9

87.6

 

 

retail sale of pharmaceutical and medical goods

97.9

100.9

100.6

 

 

retail sale of  textiles, clothing, footwear and leather goods

111.9

98.7

108.8

 

 

retail sale of hardware, paints and glass

108.3

100.6

103.1

 

 

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

104.9

107.3

107.2

 

 

retail sale of automotive fuel

103.3

100.8

100.7

Sale of motor vehicles and motorcycles

103.7

104.7

105.3

More information on seasonally adjusted, calendar adjusted and non-adjusted retail trade turnover indices is available in the CSB data base.

 

More information:
Trade and Services Statistics Section
Dzintra Bērziņa
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