In May retail trade turnover decreased by 0.9%

30.06.2015

Data of Central Statistical Bureau show that, compared to April, the total retail trade turnoverin May 2015 dropped by 0.9%, according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices. Retail trade in food products declined by 1.6%, whereas turnover of non-food products – by 0.4%.

Compared to April, the total retail trade turnover at current prices, not taking into account seasonality, in May rose by 3.4%. A year ago – in May 2014, compared to April – turnover increased by 2.2%.

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

Data source: Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia

Compared to May 2014, the total retail trade turnover in May 2015 increased by 4.9%, according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices. Retail trade in food commodity group decreased by 0.1%. In non-food commodity group there was an increase of 8.5%, of which in retail sale of automotive fuel – of 14.0%.

Total retail trade turnover at current prices rose by 2.0% (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

In first five months of 2015, as compared to the corresponding period of the previous year, retail trade turnover in total has grown by 6.0%, according to calendar adjusted data. Retail trade in food products grew by 2.6%, retail trade of non-food products – by 8.4%.

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

 

January-May 2015 as % of January-May 2014 (calendar adjusted)

May 2015 (%) over

April 2015 (seasonally adjusted)

May 2014 (calendar adjusted)

Retail trade - total

106.0

99.1

104.9

 

retail sale of  food products, total

102.6

98.4

99.9

 

retail sale of  non-food products, total

108.4

99.6

108.5

 

 

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

94.4

101.8

104.4

 

 

retail sale of pharmaceutical and medical goods

106.5

98.7

102.7

 

 

retail sale of  textiles, clothing, footwear and leather goods

100.9

101.7

103.7

 

 

retail sale of hardware, paints and glass

103.9

92.8

102.3

 

 

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

108.0

102.8

104.6

 

 

retail sale of automotive fuel

114.1

99.5

114.0

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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