In May, retail trade turnover grew by 3.4 %

30.06.2016

Calendar adjusted data (at constant prices) compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, compared to May 2015, total retail trade turnover in May 2016 rose by 3.4 %. Turnover of retail trade in food products increased by 2.1 %, whereas the turnover of retail trade in non-food products grew by 3.9 %.

Compared to May 2015, in May 2016 the most significant turnover growth in the non-food product group was recorded in retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet (of 19.0 %), in retail sale of clothing, footwear and leather goods (of 11.1 %), in retail sale of automotive fuel (of 9.5 %), and in retail sale of pharmaceutical and medical goods (of 8.0 %). Whereas a drop in turnover was recorded in retail sale in stalls and markets (of 10.1 %), in retail sale of hardware, paints and glass (of 6.2 %), as well as in retail sale of information and communication equipment (of 1.9 %).

Total retail trade turnover at current prices rose by 2.2 % (not taking into account the calendar influence).

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

Compared to April 2016, the total retail trade turnover in May 2016 grew by 0.9 % (according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices). Turnover of retail trade in food products increased by 0.6 %, whereas the turnover of retail trade in non-food products grew by 0.9 %.

Compared to April, turnover growth was recorded in retail sale of automotive fuel (of 6.0 %), in retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet (of 5.3 %), in retail sale of clothing, footwear and leather goods (of 4.6 %), in retail sale of second-hand goods (of 4.1 %), as well as in retail sale of books and stationery (of 2.9 %).Whereas a drop in turnover was observed in retail sale of information and communication equipment (of 8.2 %), in retail sale of cosmetics and toiletries (of 6.4 %), in retail sale of electrical household appliances (of 3.0 %), and in retail sale of hardware, paints and glass (of 1.2 %).

Compared to April, the total retail trade turnover at current prices (not taking into account seasonality) rose by 4.6 % in May. A year before – in May 2015, compared to April – the turnover increased by 3.8 %.

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

 

January-May 2016 as % of January-May 2015 (calendar adjusted)

May 2016, %

 compared to

April 2016 (seasonally adjusted)

May 2015

(calendar adjusted)

Retail trade – total

102.2

100.9

103.4

 

retail sale of food products, total

101.4

100.6

102.1

 

retail sale of non-food products, total

102.6

100.9

103.9

 

 

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

96.9

98.8

94.9

 

 

retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores

114.5

91.8

98.1

 

 

retail sale of hardware, paints and glass

97.5

98.8

93.8

 

 

retail sale of cultural and recreation goods

104.2

100.6

109.8

 

 

retail sale of clothing, footwear and leather goods

111.2

104.6

111.1

 

 

retail sale of pharmaceutical and medical goods

108.1

100.4

108.0

 

 

retail sale of automotive fuel

97.9

106.0

109.5

 

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:
Tatjana Ballode
Trade and Services Statistics Section
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