In September retail trade turnover decreased by 0.3%

30.10.2014

Data of Central Statistical Bureau show that, compared to August, the total turnoverof retail trade enterprises in September 2014 dropped by 0.3%, according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices. Retail trade in food products reduced by 0.4%, whereas of non-food products – by 0.3%.

Compared to August, the total retail trade turnover at current prices, not taking into account seasonality, in September fell by 4.2%.

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

Data source: Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia

Compared to September 2013, the total retail trade turnover in September 2014 increased by 3.6%, according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices. Rise in food commodity group comprised 3.9%. In non-food commodity group there was a 3.4% increase, of which in retail sale of automotive fuel – 9.8%.

In comparison with September of the previous year, total retail trade turnover at current prices rose by 4.0% (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

In first nine months, as compared to first nine months of the previous year, retail trade turnover in total has grown by 3.7%, according to calendar adjusted data. Rise in food commodity group comprised 4.4%, but retail trade in non-food products has grown by 3.3%.

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

 

January-September 2014 as % of January-September 2013

 (calendar adjusted)

September 2014 as %

 of

August 2014

(seasonally adjusted)

September 2013 (calendar adjusted)

Retail trade - total

103.7

99.7

103.6

 

retail sale of  food products, total

104.4

99.6

103.9

 

retail sale of  non-food products, total

103.3

99.7

103.4

 

 

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

91.8

96.0

84.2

 

 

retail sale of pharmaceutical and medical goods

98.9

99.5

102.3

 

 

retail sale of  textiles, clothing, footwear and leather goods

112.1

92.2

102.7

 

 

retail sale of hardware, paints and glass

105.4

100.8

101.3

 

 

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

105.0

97.1

104.3

 

 

retail sale of automotive fuel

104.5

105.1

109.8

Sale of motor vehicles and motorcycles

103.5

93.8

96.2

More information on seasonally adjusted, calendar adjusted and non-adjusted retail trade turnover indices is available in the CSB data base.

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