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In November, retail trade turnover increased by 4.0 %

Calendar adjusted data (at constant prices) compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, compared to November 2017, in November 2018 total retail trade turnover rose by 4 %. Turnover of retail trade in food products increased by 4.4 %, turnover of retail trade in non-food products, except for retail sale of automotive fuel, rose by 5.6 %, but turnover of retail sale of automotive fuel reduced by 1.1 %.

As compared to the November of the previous year, within the non-food products group the most significant turnover growth was recorded in retail sale in non-specialised stores with non-food products predominating (of 31.1 %), retail sale of hardware, paints and glass (14.7 %), and retail sale of information and communication equipment (10.2 %). The largest turnover drop was recorded in retail sale of cultural and recreation goods (of 11.2 %), retail sale via stalls or markets (11.2 %), as well as retail sale of clothing, footwear and leather goods (5.1 %).

The total retail trade turnover at current prices increased by 8.1 % (not taking into account the calendar influence).

Compared to October, in November 2018 the total turnover of retail trade enterprises increased by 2.3 %, of which in retail sale of food products - by 0.9 %, in retail sale of non-food products, except for retail sale of automotive fuel - by 3.1 %, according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices. Turnover of retail sale of automotive fuel increased by 3.4 %.

The largest turnover increase was recorded in retail sale of clothing, footwear and leather goods (of 12.8 %), retail sale via stalls and markets (of 6.1 %), as well as in retail sale of electrical household appliances (of 6.0 %).

Turnover drop was registered in retail sale of cosmetic and toilet articles (of 1.4 %), retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores (of 0.6 %).

Compared to October, in November 2018 the total retail trade turnover at current prices (not taking into account seasonality) decreased by 2.2 %.

 

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

 

November 2018 as %,

compared to:

October 2018 (seasonally adjusted)

November 2017 (calendar adjusted)

Retail trade – total

102.3

104.0

retail sale of food products, total

100.9

104.4

retail sale of non-food products, total

103.2

103.8

retail sale in non-specialised stores selling mainly non-food products

103.4

131.1

retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores

99.4

110.2

retail sale of electrical household appliances in specialised stores

106.0

99.7

retail sale of hardware, paints and glass

101.2

114.7

retail sale of cultural and recreation goods

101.0

88.8

retail sale of pharmaceutical and medical goods

101.3

105.8

retail sale of cosmetics and toiletries

98.6

107.9

retail sale of clothing, footwear and leather goods

112.8

94.9

retail sale in stalls or markets

106.1

88.8

retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet

101.4

105.0

retail sale of automotive fuel

103.4

98.9

 

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More information:
Matīss Žuravļevs
Trade and Services Statistics Section
E-mail
: Matiss.Zuravlevs@csb.gov.lv
Tālr.: +371 67366664

 

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