On retail trade turnover in October 2008

28.11.2008

Total retail trade turnover in January – October 2008 constituted LVL 3345 mln, according to the data of Central Statistical Bureau, of which in October – LVL 325 mln.

Compared to September in October 2008 it has decreased by 2.2%, according to seasonally adjusted data (calculating at constant prices). Retail trade of food has decreased by 0.4%, but of non-food products – by 3.2%.

Indices of retail trade turnover (as per cent over average monthly turnover of 2000 at constant prices)

Compared to October 2007 in October of this year, according to working (trade) day adjusted data, calculating at constant prices, total retail trade turnover has decreased by 14.4%. Most notable volume decrease was recorded in non-food product group – by 15.9%. Slightly less it has reduced in companies selling mainly food products – by 11.5%. Turnover continues to grow only in retail trade via mail order houses – by 5.5% and in retail trade companies selling cosmetics and toiletry – by 1.9%.

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

Compared to corresponding period of previous year in January – October 2008 retail trade turnover has decreased by 6.5% (working day adjusted data, at constant prices), of which in enterprises selling food it reduced by 7.1%, but in non-food retail trade – by 6.2%.

Turnover indices of retail trade enterprises by main kind of economic activity in October 2008

At constant prices

I-X 2008 in % over I-X 2007 (working day adjusted)

X 2008 in % over

IX 2008

X 2007

non-adjusted

Seasonally adjusted

non-adjusted

Working day adjusted

Total

93.5

99.8

97.8

85.5

85.6

of which in enterprises with main activity

 Retail trade with food products, total

92.9

100.5

99.6

88.5

88.5

  retail trade in non-specialised stores selling mainly food

93.1

100.5

99.6

88.7

88.7

  retail trade in food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores

87.9

100.8

98.8

83.6

83.6

 Retail trade with non-food products, total

93.8

99.4

96.8

83.9

84.1

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

100.8

107.8

101.8

99.5

99.9

  retail trade in pharmaceutical and medical goods

101.4

104.3

100.7

97.9

97.9

  retail sale of cosmetic and toilet articles

103.7

104.2

99.6

101.9

101.9

  retail trade in textiles, clothing, footwear and leather ware

95.4

93.4

94.4

75.8

76.1

  retail trade in furniture, lighting fixtures, household goods

96.4

99.4

95.9

80.2

81.2

  retail sale of electrical household appliances and radio and television goods

98.4

98.5

92.1

82.8

82.8

  retail sale of hardware, paints and glass

90.7

99.0

96.9

79.1

78.1

  retail sale of books, newspapers and stationery

85.2

91.8

102.8

84.6

85.2

  other retail trade in specialised stores

86.9

99.9

99.1

82.7

84.5

  retail trade in second-hand goods

77.5

94.5

92.8

68.2

67.3

  retail sale via mail order houses

118.5

108.0

97.4

105.5

105.5

  other non-store retail sale

82.3

98.1

90.5

78.5

78.5

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
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Indra Feldmane