Data of the Central Statistical Bureau show that compared to March, the total retail trade turnover (according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices) in April 2012 decreased by 2.1%. Retail trade in non-food products declined by 2.8%, whereas retail trade in food products - by 0.7%.
As compared to the previous month, the total retail trade turnover at current prices, not taking into account seasonality, in April 2012 decreased by 0.5%.
|Retail trade turnover indices (as % of the average monthly turnover of 2005, at constant prices)|
Compared to April 2011, the total retail trade turnover in April 2012 increased by 7.8%, according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices. Rise in food commodity group comprises 2.2%. In its turn, retail trade in non-food products grew by 10.7%, of which retail sale of automotive fuel – by 10.3%.
Compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, the total retail trade turnover at current prices increased by 8.6%, not taking into account the calendar influence.
|Changes in retail trade enterprise turnover (as % of the corresponding month of the previous year, at constant prices, calendar adjusted data)|
Turnover indices of retail trade enterprises by main kind of economic activity (at constant prices)
I-IV 2012 as % of I-IV 2011
IV 2012 as % of
III 2012 (seasonally adjusted)
Retail trade - total
retail sale of food products, total
retail sale of non-food products, total (excluding retail sate of automotive fuel)
retail trade 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
Sale of motor vehicles and motorcycles
More information on seasonally adjusted data, calendar adjusted data and non-adjusted data on retail trade turnover indices is available in the CSB data base.
Prepared by the Trade and Services Statistics Section
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