In November retail trade turnover grew by 1.3%

05.01.2015

Data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that compared to October the total retail trade turnover in November 2014 rose by 1.3%, according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices. Retail trade in food products declined by 0.3%, whereas turnover of non-food products rose by 2.3%.

Compared to October, the total retail trade turnover at current prices, not taking into account seasonality, in November decreased by 6.7%. A year ago - in November 2013, compared to October 2013 - turnover declined by 5.5%.

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

Data source: Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia

Compared to November 2013, the total retail trade turnover in November 2014 increased by 4.7%, according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices. Rise in food commodity group accounted for 0.3%. Turnover of non-food commodity group increased by 7.5%, of which in retail sale of automotive fuel – by 16.1%.

Compared to November 2013 the total retail trade turnover at current prices rose by 3.1% in November 2014 (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 the first eleven months of 2014, as compared to the same period of the 2013, retail trade turnover grew by 3.8%, according to calendar adjusted data. Rise in food commodity group accounted for 3.9%, and retail trade in non-food products grew by 3.6%.

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

 

January-November 2014 as % of January-November 2013

 (calendar adjusted)

November 2014 as %

 of

October 2014

(seasonally adjusted)

November 2013 (calendar adjusted)

Retail trade - total

103.8

101.3

104.7

 

retail sale of  food products, total

103.9

99.7

100.3

 

retail sale of  non-food products, total

103.6

102.3

107.5

 

 

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

91.9

99.7

91.1

 

 

retail sale of pharmaceutical and medical goods

99.7

97.2

99.9

 

 

retail sale of  textiles, clothing, footwear and leather goods

112.7

100.8

114.7

 

 

retail sale of hardware, paints and glass

102.1

102.5

99.6

 

 

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

105.8

99.3

107.9

 

 

retail sale of automotive fuel

105.7

104.1

116.1

Sale of motor vehicles and motorcycles

103.7

92.7

105.3

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
Tatjana Ballode
Tel.: 67366726