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In October retail trade turnover decreased by 0.4 %

Calendar adjusted data (at constant prices) compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, compared to October 2018, in October 2019 total retail trade turnover fell by 0.4 %. Turnover of retail trade in food products remained at the level of the previous year, but turnover of retail trade in non-food products (except for retail sale of automotive fuel) – increased by 0.3 %, turnover of retail sale of automotive fuel – reduced by 3.2 %.

Compared to October 2018, turnover rise was recorded in retail sale of cultural and recreation goods (of 14.8 %), retail sale of clothing, footwear and leather goods (of 13.7 %). The most significant turnover decline, in turn, was registered in retail sale of hardware, paints and glass (of 10.6 %) and retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores (9.2 %).

Total retail trade turnover at current prices increased by 1.3 % (not taking into account the calendar influence).

Compared to September, the total turnover of retail trade enterprises in October 2019 reduced by 0.2 %, according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices. Turnover of retail trade in food products grew by 0.1 %. Turnover of retail trade in non-food products (except for retail sale of automotive fuel) also increased by 0.1 %, but retail sale of automotive fuel – reduced by 1.6 %.

Compared to the previous month, turnover rise was recorded in retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet (4.0 %). The largest turnover drop was registered in retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores (of 5.9 %), as well as in retail sale of clothing, footwear and leather goods (3.1 %).

Compared to September, in October 2019 the total retail trade turnover at current prices (not taking into account seasonality) increased by 2.5 %.

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

 

October 2019 (%), compared to:

September 2019 (seasonally adjusted)

October 2018 (calendar adjusted)

Retail trade – total

99.8

99.6

retail sale of food products

100.1

100.0

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

100.1

100.3

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

98.9

103.6

retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores

94.1

90.8

retail sale of electrical household appliances in specialised stores

105.4

109.3

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

98.6

89.4

retail sale of cultural and recreation goods

102.3

114.8

retail trade in pharmaceutical and medical goods

102.1

103.1

retail sale of cosmetics and toiletries

101.9

106.0

retail sale of clothing, footwear and leather goods

96.9

113.7

retail sale in stalls or markets

112.9

133.4

retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet

104.0

111.6

retail sale of automotive fuel

98.4

96.8

 

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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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