Monthly survey on retail trade 2022Nov

Turnover in retail trade rose slightly in November

Note: The trend in retail sales does not reflect that of total household consumption: the latter includes other items such as health care, education and rents.

In November, turnover in retail trade rose slightly by 1.0% compared with October (adjusted for seasonal and working-day variations), when it had fallen by 3.8% This was mainly due to the increase in sales of manufactured goods (up 1.4% on October, after -4.0%), in particular the consumer electronics (6.8% after -5.8%), footwear (7.2% after -8.8%) and bicycles and motorcycles (8.5% after 0.4%) sectors. In contrast, sales of games and toys fell by 4.8% (after -0.1%) and sports equipment lost 4.7% (after rising by 2.3%). Food sales remained stable, inching down by 0.2 % (after -2.2%).

In term of distribution channels, sales of small retailers rose by 4.5% (after -5.4%), whereas those of large retailers fell by 4.6% (after -5.9%).
Quarter-on-quarter, retail sales were broadly stable (0.2%), with the 1.3% increase in manufactured goods offsetting the 1.6% fall in food.

Total manufactured goods and food sales: M/M-1 change (%)
Month-on-month change; seasonally and working-day adjusted volume terms
Notes :
1) Sectors are classified according to the relative weight of the products included in the total aggregate of retail trade (weights are given on the right scale)
2) 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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