Compared to July, total retail trade turnover (according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices) in August 2012 grew by 1%, according to the data of Central Statistical Bureau. Retail trade in non-food products increased by 2.3%, whereas turnover of retail trade enterprises selling mainly food products diminished by 1.7%.
In comparison with the month before, total retail trade turnover at current prices, not considering the seasonality, in August of this year has risen by 4.9%.
Retail trade turnover indices
(as % over average monthly turnover of 2005,
at constant prices)
Compared to August 2011, total retail trade turnover in August 2012 has grown by 10%, according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices. Rise in food commodity group comprises 2.8%, while retail trade in non-food products has increased by 13.4%, of which retail sale of automotive fuel - by 17%.
In comparison with the corresponding month of the previous year, total retail trade turnover at current prices, not taking into account the calendar influence, has risen by 9.8%.
Changes in retail trade enterprise turnover
(as % over 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-VIII 2012 as % over I-VIII 2012
VIII 2012 as % over
Retail trade - total
retail sale of food products, total
retail sale of non-food products, total (excluding retail sate of automotive fuel)
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
Sale of motor vehicles and motorcycles
More information on seasonally adjusted, calendar adjusted and non-adjusted retail trade turnover indices is available in the CSB database.
Prepared by the Trade and Services Statistics Section
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