In November retail trade turnover increased by 1.2%; over a year – by 5.0%

03.01.2014

Data of Central Statistical Bureau show that, compared to October, total retail trade turnover in November 2013 rose by 1.2%, according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices. Retail trade in food products has grown by 2.4%, whereas of non-food products – by 0.4%.

In comparison with October, total retail trade turnover at current prices, not considering the seasonality, in November of last year decreased by 6.5%. A year ago – in November 2012, compared to October – turnover reduced by 6.2%.

 

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

Data source: Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia

Compared to November 2012, total retail trade turnover in November 2013 rose by 5.0%, according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices. Rise in food commodity group comprised 7.2%, but in non-food commodity group – 3.7%, while retail sale of automotive fuel remained the same. Most rapid turnover increase in November was observed in retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet - 41.5%, in retail sale of second-hand goods – 22.5%, in retail sale of furniture, lighting equipment and other household articles – 17.9%, as well as in retail sale of textiles – 11.3%.

In comparison with November 2012, total retail trade turnover at current prices rose by 2.7% (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)

Data source: Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia

During the period of time from January to November 2013, as compared to the same period of 2012, total retail trade turnover has grown by 3.8%, according to calendar adjusted data. Retail trade in food products has increased by 4.0%, whereas of non-food products – by 3.6%.

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

 

I–XI 2013 (%) over I–XI 2012

(calendar adjusted)

XI 2013 (%) over

X 2013 (seasonally adjusted)

XI 2012

(calendar adjusted)

Retail trade - total

103.8

101.2

105.0

 

retail sale of food products, total

104.0

102.4

107.2

 

retail sale of non-food products, total

103.6

100.4

103.7

 

 

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

88.4

103.4

90.7

 

 

retail sale of pharmaceutical and medical goods

106.9

102.5

107.0

 

 

retail sale of textiles, clothing, footwear and leather goods

110.1

104.6

108.2

 

 

retail sale of hardware, paints and glass

103.0

99.1

105.8

 

 

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

126.1

100.5

117.9

 

 

retail sale of automotive fuel

99.8

94.2

99.9

Sale of motor vehicles and motorcycles

116.2

91.9

107.9

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,
Tel. +371 67366633