Data of the Central Statistical Bureau show that compared to February, the total retail trade turnover in March 2012 grew by 0.5%, according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices. Retail trade in non-food products increased by 1%, whereas retail trade in food products declined by 0.7%.
As compared to the previous month, the total retail trade turnover at current prices, not taking into account the seasonality, in March 2012 increased by 9.3%.
|Retail trade turnover indices|
(as % of the average monthly turnover of 2005, at constant prices)
Compared to March 2011, the total retail trade turnover in March 2012 increased by 10%, according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices. Rise in food commodity group comprised 3.2%. In its turn, retail trade in non-food products grew by 13.7%. Excluding retail sale of automotive fuel, the volume growth in this commodity group constituted 16.2%.
|Changes in retail trade enterprise turnover|
(as % of the corresponding month of the previous year, at constant prices, calendar adjusted data)
As compared to the 4th quarter of 2011, the retail trade turnover in the 1st quarter of 2012 increased by 3.4%, according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices. In retail trade enterprises selling mainly non-food products it grew by 5.3%, whereas retail sale of food products decreased by 0.7%.
Compared to the 1st quarter of 2011, the turnover grew by 11.7%, according to calendar adjusted data. Retail trade in food products increased by 4.3% and in non-food products – by 15.6%.
Turnover indices of retail trade enterprises by main kind of economic activity
(at constant prices)
I-III 2012 as % of I-III 2011
III 2012 as % of
Retail trade - total
retail sale of food products, total
retail sale of non-food products, total (excluding retail sate of automotive fuel)
retail trade in non-specialised stores selling mainly non-food products
retail trade in pharmaceutical and medical goods
retail trade in textiles, clothing, footwear and leather ware
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
Saleof motor vehicles and motorcycles
More information on seasonally adjusted data, calendar adjusted data and non-adjusted data on retail trade turnover indices is available in the CSB data base.
Prepared by the Trade and Services Statistics Section