In May retail trade turnover increases by 2.6%
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
V 2013 % over
IV 2013 (seasonally adjusted)
Retail trade - total
retail sale of food products, total
retail sale of non-food products, total
retail sale in non-specialised stores selling mainly non-food products
retail sale of pharmaceutical and medical goods
retail sale of textiles, clothing, footwear and leather ware
retail sale of hardware, paints and glass
retail sale of furniture, lighting equipment and other household articles in specialised stores
retail sale of automotive fuel
Saleof motor vehicles and motorcycles
More information on seasonally adjusted, calendar adjusted and non-adjusted retail trade turnover indices is available in the CSB database.
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