In September, retail trade turnover grew by 4.9 %

30.10.2017

Calendar adjusted data (at constant prices) compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, compared to September 2016, in September 2017 total retail trade turnover rose by 4.9 %. Turnover of retail trade in food products increased by 5.7 %, turnover of retail trade in non-food products, except for retail sale of automotive fuel, grew by 7.4 %, whereas turnover of retail sale of automotive fuel fell by 1.7 %.

The most significant turnover growth in the non-food products group was recorded in retail sale of information and communication equipment (of 24.5 %), retail sale of hardware, paints and glass (12.0 %), as well as retail sale of cultural and recreation goods (7.0 %). Turnover drop, in turn, was observed in retail sale of pharmaceutical and medical goods (of 2.7 %), as well as in retail sale of cosmetic and toilet articles (2.1 %).

The total retail trade turnover at current prices increased by 7.1 % (not taking into account the calendar influence).

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

 

Compared to August, in September 2017 retail trade turnover declined by 0.6 % (according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices). Turnover of retail trade in food products fell by 1.1 %, of retail sale of automotive fuel by 1.6 %, while of retail trade in non-food products, except for retail sale of automotive fuel, increased by 1.1 %.

Turnover reduction was registered in retail sale of cultural and recreation goods (of 8.3 %), retail sale via stalls and markets (6.9 %), as well as retail sale of clothing, footwear and leather goods (1.7 %).

Turnover increase, in its turn, was recorded in retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet (of 1.8 %), retail sale in non-specialised stores with non-food products predominating (1.5 %), retail sale of information and communication equipment and retail sale of pharmaceutical and medical goods (0.1 % in each).

Compared to August, in September 2017 the total retail trade turnover at current prices (not taking into account seasonality) reduced by 7.0 %.

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

 

JanSep 2017 as %, compared to JanSep 2016 (calendar adjusted)

September 2017 as %,

 compared to

August 2017

(seasonally adjusted)

September 2016

(calendar adjusted)

Retail trade total

103.8

99.4

104.9

retail sale of food products, total

103.1

98.9

105.7

retail sale of non-food products, except for retail sale of automotive fuel

105.0

101.1

107.4

retail sale in non-specialised stores with non-food products predominating

99.9

101.5

103.3

retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores

118.4

100.1

124.5

retail sale of hardware, paints and glass

109.5

99.8

112.0

retail sale of cultural and recreation goods

112.6

91.7

107.0

retail sale of clothing, footwear and leather goods

104.3

98.3

102.7

retail sale of pharmaceutical and medical goods

97.1

100.1

97.3

retail sale of automotive fuel

102.7

98.4

98.3

 

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

 

 

 

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Tatjana Ballode
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