In March, retail trade turnover grew by 1.5 %

28.04.2017

Calendar adjusted data (at constant prices) compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, compared to March 2016, total retail trade turnover rose by 1.5 % in March 2017. Turnover of retail trade in food products declined by 0.8 %, whereas turnover of retail trade in non-food products grew by 3.3 %.

The most significant turnover growth in the non-food product group was recorded in retail sale of information and communication equipment (of 19.3 %), retail sale of cultural and recreation goods (of 18.3 %) and in retail sale automotive fuel (of 12.0 %). In turn, a drop in turnover was experienced in retail sale via stalls and markets (of 8.1%), retail sale in non-specialised stores with non-food products predominating (of 5.6 %) and retail sale of clothing and footwear (of 2.7 %).

Total retail trade turnover at current prices increased by 8.2 % (not taking into account the calendar influence).

 

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

Compared to February, in March 2017 retail trade turnover increased by 0.1 % (according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices). Turnover of retail trade in food products decreased by 0.5 %, whereas the turnover of retail trade in non-food products rose by 0.4 %.

Growth in turnover was recorded in retail sale of information and communication equipment (of 11.9 %), retail sale of cultural and recreation goods (of 7.5 %) retail sale via stalls and markets (of 4.8 %), retail sale of pharmaceutical and medical goods (of 1.8 %), as well in retail sale of automotive fuel (of 0.4 %). In turn, a drop in turnover was experienced in retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet (of 5.8 %), retail sale in non-specialised stores with non-food products predominating (of 3.9 %), retail sale of clothing, footwear and leather goods (of 3.8 %) and in retail sale of hardware, paints and glass (of 1.1 %).

Compared to February, in March 2017 the total retail trade turnover at current prices (not taking into account seasonality) rose by 13.6 %. A year before – in March 2016, compared to February – the turnover increased by 10.6 %.

 

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

 

Q1 2017 as % of Q1 2016 (calendar adjusted)

March 2017 as %,

 compared to

February

2017

 (seasonally adjusted)

March 2016

(calendar adjusted)

Retail trade total

102.0

100.1

101.5

 

retail sale of food products, total

99.3

99.5

99.2

 

retail sale of non-food products, total

104.5

100.4

103.3

 

 

retail sale in non-specialised stores with non-food products predominating

97.8

96.1

94.4

 

 

retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores

109.0

111.9

119.3

 

 

retail sale of hardware, paints and glass

105.5

98.9

102.8

 

 

retail sale of cultural and recreation goods

106.8

107.5

118.3

 

 

retail sale of clothing, footwear and leather goods

104.4

96.2

97.3

 

 

retail sale of pharmaceutical and medical goods

97.4

101.8

98.0

 

 

retail sale of automotive fuel

111.2

100.4

112.0

 

 

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

 

 

 

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More information on data:
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Trade and Services Statistics Section
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