Over the past three months, turnover in retail trade declined by 0.8% (adjusted for seasonal and working day variations). Food sales fell by 0.5% and industrial goods sales by 0.9%. Automobile sales and footwear sales suffered the biggest losses, falling by 5.3% and 3.5% respectively. Conversely, some sectors, such as consumer electronics, saw a rise in their sales.
Department store sales and distance selling (up by 0.9% and 0.4% respectively) were slightly more dynamic than sales in the other distribution channels.
In November, turnover in retail trade inched up by 0.5%, with industrial goods sales rising by 0.8% and food sales by 0.3%.
Supermarket and hypermarket sales were virtually stable or on a downward trend.
Total industrial goods and food sales: Q/Q-1 change
The past three months compared with the previous three; seasonally and working-day adjusted volume terms
- Sectors are classified according to the relative weight of the products included in the total aggregate of retail trade (see methodology)
- The aggregated and by sub-sector series are seasonally adjusted on an individual basis: the seasonally adjusted series do not represent the sum of the seasonally adjusted components.
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Monthly survey on retail trade
Published on Friday, December 14, 2018