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In May, retail trade turnover grew by 7 %

Calendar adjusted data (at constant prices) compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, compared to May 2017, in May 2018 total retail trade turnover rose by 7 %. Turnover of retail trade in food products increased by 6.5 %, while turnover of retail trade in non-food products and retail sale of automotive fuel rose by 7.3 %.

Compared to May of the previous year, the most significant turnover growth within the non-food products group was recorded in retail sale of hardware, paints and glass (of 26.4 %), retail sale of cultural and recreation goods (of 13 %), as well as retail sale of electrical household appliances in specialised stores (of 14.6 %). The largest turnover drop was observed in retail sale via stalls and markets (of 6.4 %), as well as in retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet (7.2 %).

The total retail trade turnover at current prices increased by 9.7 % (not taking into account the calendar influence).

Compared to April, the total turnover of retail trade enterprises in May 2018 grew by 3.4 %, according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices. Turnover of retail trade in food products increased by 4.5 %, turnover of retail trade in non-food products, except for retail sale of automotive fuel, rose by 2.9 %, while turnover of retail sale of automotive fuel – by 2.2 %.

Turnover fell in retail sale of clothing, footwear and leather goods (of 1.2 %), as well as in retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet (of 1.2 %).

Turnover growth was recorded in retail sale of electrical household appliances in specialised stores (of 14.2 %), retail sale of cultural and recreation goods (of 7.6 %), as well as retail sale in stalls or markets (of 5.7 %).

Compared to April, in May 2018 the total retail trade turnover at current prices (not taking into account seasonality) increased by 10.8 %.

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

 

May 2018 (%), compared to:

April 2018 (seasonally adjusted)

May 2017 (calendar adjusted)

Retail trade – total

103.4

107.0

retail sale of food products, total

104.5

106.5

retail sale of non-food products, total

102.7

107.3

retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores

100.7

105.4

retail sale of electrical household appliances in specialised stores

114.2

114.6

retail sale of hardware, paints and glass

103.8

126.4

retail sale of cultural and recreation goods

107.6

113.0

retail sale of pharmaceutical and medical goods

100.9

103.8

retail sale of clothing, footwear and leather goods

98.8

101.9

retail sale in stalls or markets

105.7

93.6

retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet

98.8

92.8

retail sale of automotive fuel

102.2

107.3

 

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More information:
Ieva Vanaga
Trade and Services Statistics Section
E-mail: Ieva.Vanaga@csb.gov.lv
Phone: +371 67366738

 

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