Small rise in retail during August

Calendar adjusted data (at constant prices) compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) and published September 29 show that, compared to August 2021, in August 2022 total retail trade turnover rose by 0.7 %.

Turnover of retail trade in food products grew by 3.3%. Retail trade in non-food products (except for retail sale of automotive fuel) decreased by 1.4 %, but turnover of retail sale of automotive fuel increased by 1.4 %.

Compared to August 2021, the most notable turnover rise was recorded in retail sale of hardware, instruments, construction materials and sanitary equipment (of 7.1 %), retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores (5.0 %) and retail sale of pharmaceutical and medical goods (4.0 %).

A turnover drop was registered in retail sale in stalls or markets (of 17.2 %), via mail order houses or via Internet (8.4 %) and retail sale of clothing, footwear and leather goods (6.2 %).

Total retail trade turnover at current prices increased by 21.2 % (not taking into account the calendar influence).

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Compared to July, in August 2022, the total turnover of retail trade enterprises rose by 0.2 %, according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices. Turnover of retail trade in food products grew by 0.4%. Retail trade in non-food products (except for retail sale of automotive fuel) reduced by 2.1 %, but turnover of retail sale of automotive fuel – increased by 6.1 %.

Compared to July, in August 2022 the total retail trade turnover at current prices (not taking into account seasonality) increased by 1.2 %.

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

 

August 2022 as %,

compared to:

July 2022 (seasonally adjusted)

August 2021 (calendar adjusted)

Retail trade – total

100.2

100.7

retail sale of food products, total

100.4

103.3

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

97.9

98.6

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

96.2

96.5

retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores

94.5

105.0

retail sale of electrical household appliances in specialised stores

104.4

98.8

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

99.8

107.1

retail sale of cultural and recreation goods

79.9

100.3

retail trade in pharmaceutical and medical goods

100.3

104.0

retail sale of cosmetics and toiletries

98.2

95.6

retail sale of clothing, footwear and leather goods

100.5

93.8

retail sale in stalls or markets

93.1

82.8

retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet

99.6

91.6

retail sale of automotive fuel

106.1

101.4

 

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