Data of the Central Statistical Bureau show that, compared to January, total retail trade turnover (according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices) in February 2012 reduced by 2.2%. Retail trade in non-food products has decreased by 3.5%, while retail trade in food products has grown by 0.8%.
In comparison with the month before, total retail trade turnover at current prices, not considering the seasonality, in February of this year has diminished by 3.8%.
|Retail trade turnover indices|
(as % of average monthly turnover of 2005, at constant prices)
Compared to February 2011, total retail trade turnover in February 2012 has increased by 10%, according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices. Rise in food commodity group comprises 4.6%. Whereas retail trade in non-food products has grown by 12.7%, and excluding retail sale of automotive fuel, the volume growth in this commodity group constitutes 16.6%.
In comparison with the corresponding month of the previous year, total retail trade turnover at current prices, considering the calendar influence, has increased by 12.7%.
|Changes in retail trade enterprise turnover|
(as % of corresponding month of previous year, at constant prices,
calendar adjusted data)
Turnover indices of retail trade enterprises by main kind of economic activity
(at constant prices)
I-II 2012 as % of
II 2012 as % of
I 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
Saleof motor vehicles and motorcycles
More information on seasonally adjusted, calendar adjusted 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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