Retail trade turnover grew by 1.7% in January

02.03.2015

Data of Central Statistical Bureau show that, compared to December 2014, the total retail trade turnoverin January 2015 rose by 1.7%, according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices. Retail trade in food products rose by 2.4%, whereas turnover of non-food products – by 1.2%.

Compared to December, the total retail trade turnover at current prices, not taking into account seasonality, in January decreased by 20.3%. A year ago - in January 2014, compared to December – turnover reduced by 20.4%.

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

Compared to January 2014, the total retail trade turnover in January 2015 grew by 6.7%, according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices. Rise in food commodity group comprised 5.0%. In non-food commodity group there was a 7.8% increase, of which in retail sale of automotive fuel – 11.0%.

Total retail trade turnover at current prices rose by 1.1% (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

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

 

January 2015 (%) over

December 2014
(seasonally adjusted)

January 2014 (calendar adjusted)

Retail trade - total

101.7

106.7

 

retail sale of  food products, total

102.4

105.0

 

retail sale of  non-food products, total

101.2

107.8

 

 

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

97.3

90.9

 

 

retail sale of pharmaceutical and medical goods

106.3

114.2

 

 

retail sale of  textiles, clothing, footwear and leather goods

96.1

95.1

 

 

retail sale of hardware, paints and glass

99.9

104.0

 

 

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

95.7

107.3

 

 

retail sale of automotive fuel

102.5

111.0

More information on seasonally adjusted, calendar adjusted and non-adjusted retail trade turnover indices is available in the CSB database in section "Trade and services".

 

More information:
Trade and Services Statistics Section,
Tatjana Ballode
Tel.: +371 67366726