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In November retail trade turnover increased by 1.7 %

Calendar adjusted data (at constant prices) compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, compared to November 2018, in November 2019 total retail trade turnover rose by 1.7 %.  Turnover of retail trade in food products grew by 1.1 %. Turnover of retail trade in non-food products (except for retail sale of automotive fuel) increased by 2.9 %, turnover of retail sale of automotive fuel – reduced by 0.6 %.

Compared to November 2018, the most significant turnover rise was recorded in retail sale of cultural and recreation goods (of 19.2 %) and retail sale of information and communication equipment (of 16.2 %). The most significant turnover decline, in turn, was registered in retail sale of hardware, instruments, construction materials and sanitary goods (of 9.6 %).

Total retail trade turnover at current prices increased by 2.0 % (not taking into account the calendar influence).

Compared to October, the total turnover of retail trade enterprises in November 2019 rose by 2.6 %, according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices. Turnover of retail trade in food products grew by 1.5 %. Turnover of retail trade in non-food products (except for retail sale of automotive fuel) increased by 3.2 %, but retail sale of automotive fuel –by 3.5 %.

Compared to the previous month, the most significant turnover rise was recorded in retail sale of information and communication equipment (11.1 %), as well as in retail sale in non-specialised stores selling mainly non-food products (5.1 %). The largest turnover drop was registered in retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet (3.6 %).

Compared to October, in November 2019 the total retail trade turnover at current prices (not taking into account seasonality) decreased by 1.9 %.

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

 

November 2019 (%), compared to

October 2019 (seasonally adjusted)

November 2018 (calendar adjusted)

Retail trade – total

102.6

101.7

retail sale of food products

101.5

101.1

retail sale of non-food products (except for automotive fuel), total

103.2

102.9

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

105.1

107.4

retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores

111.1

116.2

retail sale of electrical household appliances in specialised stores

104.0

108.8

retail sale of hardware, instruments, construction materials and sanitary goods

101.0

90.4

retail sale of cultural and recreation goods

102.0

119.2

retail trade in pharmaceutical and medical goods

101.0

102.7

retail sale of cosmetics and toiletries

105.1

114.2

retail sale of clothing, footwear and leather goods

103.0

105.7

retail sale in stalls or markets

86.2

102.2

retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet

96.4

103.2

retail sale of automotive fuel

103.5

99.4

 

 

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

 

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