Turnover in retail trade picked up
Over the past three months, turnover in retail trade rose by 0.4% (adjusted for seasonal and working-day variations, see chart) both food sales and sales of industrial goods grew, by respectively 0.7% and 0.6%. The household appliances and watches, clocks and jewellery sectors, performed most strongly, with increases in sales of 4.3% and 3.6%, respectively. Conversely, there was a decline in sales of bicycles and motorcycles by 3.9%, footwear by 2.6% and automobile equipment by 2.4%.
Distance selling remained the most robust distribution channel, with sales up 2.2%.
In June, turnover in retail trade declined by 2.2% compared with May, with the exception of the textiles and clothing and DIY sectors, which showed growth of 1.7% and 0.9%, respectively.
Hypermarkets fared well, with a 3.2% increase in sales.
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 Monday, July 15, 2019