Retail trade turnover in March 2011

29.04.2011

Compared to February, total retail trade turnover (according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices) in March 2011 grew by 0.6%, according to the data of Central Statistical Bureau.Retail trade of food products has increased by 0.8%, but retail trade of non-food products has grown by 0.4%, excluding the retail trade of automotive fuel - by 0.7%.

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

Compared to March 2010, total retail trade turnover in March of this year according to calendar1 adjusted data, calculating at constant prices, has risen by 1.3%.More notable growth still was recorded in non-food product group – of 2.9%.Excluding automotive fuel the retail trade of non-food products has grown by 6.1%.Retail trade of food products has reduced by 1.4 %.

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

Compared to the 4th quarter of 2010 retail trade turnover in the 1st quarter of 2011 reduced by 1.6%, according to seasonally adjusted data (at constant prices), of which in enterprises selling mainly food products by 0.2%, but in enterprises selling mainly non-food products – by 2.3%.

In comparison with the 1st quarter of 2010, according to calendar adjusted data the turnover has grown by 1.7%.Retail trade in enterprises selling mainly food products has increased by 3.4%, but in companies selling mainly non-food products it has decreased by 1.4%.

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

 

III 2011 as % of

I-III 2011 as % of I-III 2010

(calendar
adjusted)

II 2011

(seasonally
adjusted)

III 2010

(calendar
adjusted)

Total

101.7

100.6

101.3

Total, excluding retail trade of automotive fuel

104.3

100.7

102.8

retail trade with food products, total

98.6

100.8

98.6

retail trade with non-food products, total

103.4

100.4

102.9

retail trade with non-food products, excluding fuel

108.8

100.7

106.1

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

131.5

96.6

126.7

retail trade in pharmaceutical and medical goods

106.3

106.4

102.8

retail trade in textiles, clothing, footwear and leather ware

102.4

105.0

107.8

retail sale of hardware, paints and glass

116.7

103.3

117.1

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

82.4

106.5

80.8

More information on seasonally adjusted data, calendar 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


1 Term “working day adjustment” is replaced with term “calendar adjustment”