In September retail trade turnover has remained unaffected; over a year increase compared 2.1%
Data of Central Statistical Bureau show that, compared to August, total retail trade turnover in September 2013 has remained unaffected, according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices. Retail trade in food products has reduced by 1.2%, whereas of non-food products grown by 0.8%.
In comparison with August, total retail trade turnover at current prices, not considering the seasonality, in September of this year decreased by 5.8%. A year ago – in September 2012 – turnover dropped by 6.6% as compared to August.
Retail trade turnover indices
Data source Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia
Compared to September of the previous year, total retail trade turnover in September increased by 2.1%, according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices. Rise in food commodity group comprised 2.0%, but in non-food commodity group – 2.1%, of which in retail sale of automotive fuel – 3.0%. Most rapid turnover increase in September was observed in retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet – 34.0%, in retail sale of sporting equipment, games and toys – 23.7%, in retail sale of textiles – 15.1%, as well as in retail sale of furniture, lighting equipment and other household articles – 14.3%.
In comparison with September of the previous year, total retail trade turnover at current prices rose by 1.9% (not taking into account the calendar influence).
Changes in turnover of retail trade enterprises
Data source: Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia
In the 3rd quarter of this year, as compared to the 3rd quarter of the previous year, total retail trade turnover has grown by 2.5%, according to calendar adjusted data. Rise in food commodity group comprised 2.9%, but retail trade in non-food products has grown by 2.3%.
Turnover indices of retail trade enterprises by main kind of economic activity
(at constant prices)
I–IX 2013 (%) over I–IX 2012
IX 2013 (%) over
VIII 2013 (seasonally adjusted)
Retail trade - total
retail sale of food products, total
retail sale of non-food products, total
retail sale in non-specialised stores selling mainly non-food products
retail sale of pharmaceutical and medical goods
retail sale of textiles, clothing, footwear and leather goods
retail sale of hardware, paints and glass
retail sale of furniture, lighting equipment and other household articles in specialised stores
retail sale of automotive fuel
Sale of motor vehicles and motorcycles
During the period of time from January to September, as compared to the same period of the previous year, total retail trade turnover has grown by 3.7%, according to calendar adjusted data. Rise in food commodity group comprised 3.6%, but retail trade in non-food products increased by 3.7%.
More information on seasonally adjusted, calendar adjusted and non-adjusted retail trade turnover indices is available in the CSB database.
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