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In October, retail trade turnover grew by 2.4 %

Calendar adjusted data (at constant prices) of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, compared to October 2017, in October 2018 total retail trade turnover rose by 2.4 %. Turnover of retail trade in food products increased by 4.3 %, turnover of retail trade in non-food products, except for retail sale of automotive fuel, by 2.4 %, while turnover of retail sale of automotive fuel dropped by 1.1 %.

Compared to October of the previous year, the most significant turnover growth within the non-food products group was recorded in retail sale in non-specialised stores with non-food products predominating (of 17.2 %), retail sale of hardware, paints and glass (15.4 %), and retail sale of information and communication equipment (12.5 %). The largest turnover drop was recorded in retail sale of clothing, footwear and leather goods (of 20.2 %), retail sale of cultural and recreation goods (8.0 %), as well as retail sale via stalls or markets (16.4 %).

The total retail trade turnover at current prices increased by 7.4 % (not taking into account the calendar influence).

Compared to September, in October 2018 the total turnover of retail trade enterprises fell by 0.7 %, according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices. Turnover of retail trade in food products grew by 1.0 %, turnover of retail trade in non-food products, except for retail sale of automotive fuel, declined by 2.5 %, while turnover of retail sale of automotive fuel rose by 0.5 %.

Turnover increase was recorded in retail sale of electrical household appliances (of 4.6 %) as well as retail sale of information and communication equipment (3.5 %).

Turnover drop, in turn, was registered in retail sale in non-specialised stores with non-food products predominating (of 9.9 %), retail sale of clothing, footwear and leather goods (9.4 %), as well as retail sale of cultural and recreation goods (4.6 %).

Compared to September, in October 2018 the total retail trade turnover at current prices (not taking into account seasonality) grew by 3.4 %.

 

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

 

October 2018 (%),

compared to

September 2018 (seasonally adjusted)

October 2017 (calendar adjusted)

Retail trade – total

99.3

102.4

retail sale of food products, total

101.0

104.3

retail sale of non-food products, total

98.3

101.4

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

90.1

117.2

retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores

103.5

 

112.5

retail sale of electrical household appliances

104.6

95.1

retail sale of hardware, paints and glass

100.8

115.4

retail sale of cultural and recreation goods

95.4

92.0

retail sale of medical and orthopaedic goods

101.1

105.1

retail sale of cosmetic and toilet articles

101.6

110.3

retail sale of clothing, footwear and leather goods

90.6

79.8

retail sale via stalls and markets

96.1

83.6

retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet

101.0

108.6

retail sale of automotive fuel

100.5

98.9

 

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E-mail:
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More information on data:
Matīss Žuravļevs
Trad
e and Services Statistics Section
E-mail: Matiss.Zuravlevs@csb.gov.lv
Phone: +371 67366664

 

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