Turnover of retail trade in food products increased by 2.1 %, turnover of retail trade in non-food products, except for retail sale of automotive fuel, rose by 3.7%, while turnover of retail sale of automotive fuel – by 3.5 %.
Compared to April of the previous year, the most significant turnover growth within the non-food products group was recorded in retail sale of hardware, paints and glass (of 14.3 %), retail sale of cultural and recreation goods (of 9.8 %), as well as retail sale of clothing, footwear and leather goods (of 6.7 %). The largest turnover drop, in its turn, was observed in retail sale via stalls and markets (of 4.9 %), as well as in retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet (6.2 %).
The total retail trade turnover at current prices increased by 5.9 % (not taking into account the calendar influence).
However, compared to March, the total turnover of retail trade enterprises in April 2018 reduced by 1.3 %, according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices. Turnover of retail trade in food products decreased by 2.0 %, turnover of retail trade in non-food products, except for retail sale of automotive fuel, dropped by 0.7 %, while turnover of retail sale of automotive fuel reduced by 1.3 %.