May retail figures up on year, down on month

Calendar adjusted data (at constant prices) compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, compared to May 2021, in May 2022 total retail trade turnover increased by 4.2 %. 

Turnover of retail trade in food products grew by 2.9%. Retail trade in non-food products (except for retail sale of automotive fuel) increased by 7.8 %, but turnover of retail sale of automotive fuel – reduced by 2.6 %.

 

However, compared to April, the total turnover of retail trade enterprises in May 2022 fell by 1.1 %, according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices. Turnover of retail trade in food products declined by 1.0 %. Retail trade in non-food products (except for retail sale of automotive fuel) reduced by 1.5 %, but turnover of retail sale of automotive fuel – increased by 0.2 %.

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

 

May 2022 as %, compared to:

April 2022 (seasonally adjusted)

May 2021 (calendar adjusted)

Retail trade – total

98.9

104.2

retail sale of food products, total

99.0

102.9

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

98.5

107.8

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

103.9

106.0

retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores

95.9

97.6

retail sale of electrical household appliances in specialised stores

100.3

99.1

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

99.2

105.6

retail sale of cultural and recreation goods

83.3

108.2

retail trade in pharmaceutical and medical goods

99.6

108.9

retail sale of cosmetics and toiletries

93.7

104.9

retail sale of clothing, footwear and leather goods

102.2

165.2

retail sale in stalls or markets

95.1

83.9

retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet

101.4

92.7

retail sale of automotive fuel

100.2

97.4

Data published might be revised in coming months if additional information will be obtained from stores.

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