Retail trade of food products grew by 3.5 %. Retail trade of non-food products (except for retail sale of automotive fuel) reduced by 1.9 %, of automotive fuel – rose by 6.4 %.
However, in December, when the strictest curbs on visiting shops and buying certain products were in place during the pre-Christmas period, total retail trade turnover reduced by 4.4 % year-on-year.
As compared to December 2019, the most notable turnover growth was registered in retail trade in pharmaceutical and medical goods (of 8.1 %) and retail sale of electrical household appliances in specialised stores (2.0 %). A significant turnover drop was registered in retail sale of clothing, footwear and leather goods (of 40.2 %), retail sale in stalls or markets (28.5 %) and retail sale of cultural and recreation goods (23.6 %).
Compared to November, the total turnover of retail trade enterprises in December 2020 fell by 5.7 %.