On retail trade turnover in August 2008

30.09.2008

Total retail trade turnover in January - August 2008 constituted LVL 2698 mln, according to the data of Central Statistical Bureau, of which in August – LVL 349 mln.

Compared to July, in August 2008, according to seasonally adjusted data (calculating at constant prices), it has decreased by 1.2%. Retail trade of food has decreased by 1.4%, but of non-food products – by 1.1%.

Indices of retail trade turnover (as per cent over average monthly turnover of 2000 at constant prices)

Compared to August 2007, in August of this year, according to working (trade) day adjusted data, calculating at constant prices, total retail trade turnover has decreased by 8.9%. Most notable volume decrease was recorded in food product group – by 10.3%. Slightly less it has reduced in companies selling non-food products – by 8.1%. Increase was recorded only in retail trade in textiles, clothing, and footwear and leather ware – by 6.8%, in retail sale via mail order houses – by 0.7% and in retail trade companies selling cosmetics and toiletry – by 0.3%.

Changes of turnover in retail trade enterprises (as % of corresponding month of previous year, at constant prices, working day adjusted)

Compared to corresponding period of previous year in January – August 2008 retail trade turnover has decreased by 4.6% (working day adjusted data, at constant prices), of which in enterprises selling food it reduced by 6%, but in non-food retail trade – by 3.8%.

Turnover indices of retail trade enterprises by main kind of economic activity in August 2008

At constant prices

I-VIII 2008 in % over I-VIII 2007

(working day adjusted)

VIII 2008 as % of

VII 2008

VIII 2007

non-
adjusted

seasonally
adjusted

non-
adjusted

Working day adjusted

Total

95.4

99.2

98.8

90.1

91.1

of which in enterprises with main activity

Retail trade with food products, total

94.0

98.0

98.6

90.0

89.7

retail trade in non-specialised stores selling mainly food

94.2

98.1

98.7

90.1

89.7

retail trade in food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores

88.7

94.5

96.3

89.2

89.7

Retail trade with non-food products, total

96.2

100.0

98.9

90.1

91.9

retail trade in non-specialised stores selling mainly non-food

100.7

101.7

101.7

94.9

95.9

retail trade in pharmaceutical and medical goods

102.7

97.5

98.8

97.4

98.5

retail sale of cosmetic and toilet articles

103.3

111.4

100.2

98.9

100.3

retail trade in textiles, clothing, footwear and leather ware

99.6

110.3

105.2

107.1

106.8

retail trade in furniture, lighting fixtures, household goods

101.9

100.7

100.3

89.7

91.4

retail sale of electrical household appliances and radio and television goods

102.8

105.7

95.6

92.8

93.7

retail sale of hardware, paints and glass

94.0

95.3

97.5

81.0

85.6

retail sale of books, newspapers and stationery

86.5

108.0

98.7

82.2

83.9

other retail trade in specialised stores

87.7

89.4

97.3

84.6

85.3

retail trade in second-hand goods

79.2

76.1

76.9

61.2

62.3

retail sale via mail order houses

121.1

92.6

95.9

95.4

100.7

other non-store retail sale

82.3

102.1

101.8

81.4

80.9

More information on seasonally adjusted data, working day adjusted data and non-adjusted data on retail trade turnover indices is available in the data base of the CSB.

Prepared by the Trade and Services Statistics Section
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Indra Feldmane