On retail trade turnover in January 2009

27.02.2009

Starting with January 2009 retail trade turnover is listed according to Statistical Classification of Economic Activities NACE Rev. 2. Unlike NACE Rev.1.1 retail trade also includes fuel sale in fuel filling stations which previously was included in sale of motor vehicles and motorcycles.

Total retail trade turnover in January 2009 constituted LVL 309.7 mln, according to the data of Central Statistical Bureau, of which excluding automotive fuel – LVL 262.1 mln.

Compared to January this year, in December 2008 it has decreased by 8.5%, according to seasonally adjusted data (calculating at constant prices). Retail trade of non-food products has decreased by 10.9%, but retail trade of food products by 3.7%.

Indices of retail trade turnover (as per cent over average monthly turnover of 2005 at constant prices)

Compared to January 2008 in January of this year, according to working (trade) day adjusted data, calculating at constant prices, total retail trade turnover has decreased by 19.8%. Most notable decrease was recorded in non-food product group – by 23.2%. Less it has reduced in companies selling mainly food products – by 12.6%.

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

Turnover indices of retail trade enterprises by main kind of economic activity in January 2009

I 2009 in % over

XII 2008

I 2008

non-
adjusted

seasonally
adjusted

non-
adjusted

(adjusted by number of working days)

Total

69.7

91.5

80.1

80.2

Total, excluding retail trade of automotive fuel

67.6

91.8

77.4

77.6

Retail trade with food products, total

75.4

96.3

87.6

87.4

retail trade in non-specialised stores selling mainly food

75.4

95.8

87.3

87.1

retail trade in food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores

74.3

113.9

95.4

95.4

Retail trade with non-food products, total

67.0

89.1

76.5

76.8

Retail trade with non-food products, excluding fuel

62.5

88.7

70.9

71.3

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

72.0

96.2

83.6

83.6

retail trade in pharmaceutical and medical goods

81.5

90.0

91.9

91.7

retail sale of cosmetic and toilet articles

55.7

98.7

81.1

81.1

retail trade in textiles, clothing, footwear and leather ware

84.6

97.1

79.3

79.0

retail sale of hardware, paints and glass

60.7

80.6

56.8

58.2

retail sale of books, newspapers and stationery

51.5

63.4

68.3

68.7

Retail sale of computers, peripheral units and software in specialised stores

56.7

93.6

66.4

66.4

retail trade in second-hand goods

102.8

112.3

68.7

76.4

retail sale via mail order houses

79.5

91.3

78.5

79.7

Retail sale via stalls and markets

68.2

90.8

68.7

68.7

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

Tel. 67366955
Indra Feldmane