Retail trade turnover picked up in August

Calendar adjusted data (at constant prices) compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) and released September 29 show that, compared to August 2019, in August 2020 total retail trade turnover rose by 4.4 %.

Turnover of retail trade in food products grew by 4.1 %. Retail trade in non-food products (except for retail sale of automotive fuel) increased by 2.0 %, but turnover of retail sale of automotive fuel – by 11.3 %.

As compared to August 2019, the most notable turnover growth was registered in retail sale of electrical household appliances in specialised stores (of 26.0 %), retail sale of cultural and recreation goods (11.2 %) and retail sale in non-specialised stores selling mainly non-food products (9.5 %).

Total retail trade turnover at current prices increased by 2.0 % (not taking into account the calendar influence).

Compared to July, in August 2020, the total turnover of retail trade enterprises rose by 0.9 %, according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices. Turnover of retail trade in food products grew by 1.4 %. Retail trade in non-food products (except for retail sale of automotive fuel) decreased by 0.1 %, but turnover of retail sale of automotive fuel – increased by 2.6 %.

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