In March retail trade turnover increases by 2.1%

30.04.2013

Data of Central Statistical Bureau show that, compared to February, total retail trade turnover in March 2013 grew by 2.1%, according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices. Retail trade in food products increased by 2.4%, whereas retail sale of non-food products – by 1.9%.

In comparison with February, total retail trade turnover at current prices, not considering the seasonality, in February of this year grew by 11.4%.In March 2012 rise increased by 9.7%, as compared to February 2012.

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

Compared to March 2012, total retail trade turnover in March of this year increased by 8.8%, according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices. Rise in food commodity group comprised 8.2%, while retail trade in non-food products increased by 9.2%, of which retail sale of automotive fuel - by 17.6 %.

In comparison with March of the previous year, total retail trade turnover at current prices rose by 7.0% (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)

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

 

I - III 2013 % over I - III 2012

(calendar adjusted)

III 2013 as % over

II 2013 (seasonally adjusted)

III 2012

(calendar adjusted)

Retail trade - total

107.2

102.1

108.8

 

retail sale of  food products, total

105.5

102.4

108,2

 

retail sale of  non-food products, total (excluding retail sate of automotive fuel)

106.2

99.6

106,0

 

 

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

88.2

102,5

90,9

 

 

retail sale of pharmaceutical and medical goods

108.7

99,5

105,6

 

 

retail sale of  textiles, clothing, footwear and leather ware

111.5

95,5

104,8

 

 

retail sale of hardware, paints and glass

100.0

99,9

99,2

 

 

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

123.8

99,2

132,3

 

retail sale of automotive fuel

113.4

107.8

117,6

Saleof motor vehicles and motorcycles

110.4

99.7

111.6

Compared to the last quarter of last year retail trade turnover in the first quarter of this year increased by 2.5%, according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices. Retail trade in food products rose by 3.2%, whereas retail sale of non-food products – by 2.0%.

Compared to the first quarter of last year, in the first quarter of this year turnover increased by 7.2%, according to calendar adjusted data. Rise in food commodity group comprised 5.5%, but retail trade in non-food products increased by 8.3%.

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

 

More information:
Trade and Services Statistics Section
Dzintra Bērziņa
Tel. 67366632