February retail up on year, down on January

Calendar adjusted data (at constant prices) compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) and published March 29  show that, compared to February 2021, in February 2022 total retail trade turnover rose by 9.4 %. 

Turnover of retail trade in food products grew by 0.9%. Retail trade in non-food products (except for retail sale of automotive fuel) increased by 22.7 %, but turnover of retail sale of automotive fuel – reduced by 0.3 %.

As compared to February 2021, the most significant turnover growth was registered in retail sale of clothing, footwear and leather goods (2.4 times), retail sale in non-specialised stores selling mainly non-food products (of 41.8 %) and retail sale of cultural and recreation goods (40.9 %). A turnover drop was registered in retail sale of electrical household appliances in specialised stores (of 11.7 %), retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet (7.7 %) and retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores (5.5 %).

Total retail trade turnover at current prices increased by 20.2 % (not taking into account the calendar influence).

Compared to January, the total turnover of retail trade enterprises in February 2022 fell by 0.1 %, according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices. Turnover of retail trade in food products declined by 0.2 %. Retail trade in non-food products (except for retail sale of automotive fuel) increased by 0.6 %, but turnover of retail sale of automotive fuel – reduced by 1.3 %.

 

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