In May retail trade turnover increases by 2.6%

28.06.2013

Data of Central Statistical Bureau show that, compared to April, total retail trade turnover in May 2013 rose by 2.6%, according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices. Retail trade in food products increased by 1.8%, whereas of non-food products – by 3.2%.

In comparison with April, total retail trade turnover at current prices, not considering the seasonality, in May of this year grew by 9.5%.A year ago – in May 2012, compared to April, turnover increased by 7.9%.

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

Compared to May 2012,total retail trade turnover in May of this year rose by 8.0%, according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices.Rise in food commodity group comprised 2.9%, but in non-food commodity group – by 11.7%, of which retail sale of automotive fuel – by 16.7%. Most rapid turnover increase in May was in retail sale of furniture, lighting equipment and other household articles in specialised stores – by 45.4% and in retail sale of textiles, clothing, footwear and leather ware – by 23.2%.  

In comparison with May of the previous year, total retail trade turnover at current prices rose by 8.2% (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)

From the beginning of the year, as compared to the same period of the previous year, total retail trade turnover has grown by 6.9%, according to calendar adjusted data. Rise in food commodity group comprised 4.3%, but retail trade in non-food products grew by 8.7%.

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

 

I - V 2013 % over I - V 2012

(calendar adjusted)

V 2013 % over

IV 2013 (seasonally adjusted)

V 2012

(calendar adjusted)

Retail trade - total

106.9

102.6

108.0

 

retail sale of food products, total

104.3

101.8

102.9

 

retail sale of non-food products, total

108.7

103.2

111.7

 

 

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

91.2

101.5

96.1

 

 

retail sale of pharmaceutical and medical goods

108.7

99.0

107.1

 

 

retail sale of  textiles, clothing, footwear and leather ware

114.9

104.4

123.2

 

 

retail sale of hardware, paints and glass

100.9

107.9

105.4

 

 

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

130.8

107.4

145.4

 

 

retail sale of automotive fuel

112.1

104.0

116.7

Saleof motor vehicles and motorcycles

113.7

99.9

119.5

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
Līga Bajore, phone: +371 67366633