In October 2005 turnover in retail trade was 0.5 percent higher than twelve months ago. For the third month in a row, turnover increased in October.
The turnover of Dutch hotels and restaurants increased by 3.8 percent in the third quarter of 2005 compared to the same period in 2004. Prices in hotels and restaurants increased by an average of about 1.8 percent, which means that the turnover volume was about 1.9 percent higher.
In the third quarter of 2005 turnover in the Dutch retail trade was up by 0.6 percent on the same period of 2004. This turnover increase followed nine quarters of turnover losses.
Retail turnover was 3.5 percent higher in August 2005 than in the same month last year. Prices were 1.0 percent lower than twelve months previously.
Turnover in the Dutch retail trade in July was down by 3.6 percent on July 2004.
The hotel and restaurant sector booked 1.3 percent more turnover in the second quarter of 2005 than in the same period last year.
In the second quarter of 2005 turnover in Dutch retail trade was 2.4 percent down on the same period last year. For the ninth time in a row retail turnover was lower than in the previous quarter.
Turnover in Dutch retail trade in May was down by 4.7 percent on May 2004. Prices were 1 percent lower than in May 2004 as well, while turnover volume went down by 3.8 percent.
In April 2005 turnover in retail trade was 3.5 percent down on April 2004. Retailers have suffered turnover losses for two years now.
The hotel and restaurant sector booked 1.1 percent more turnover in the first quarter of this year than in the same quarter last year. This is the second quarter in a row that turnover in the hotel and restaurant sector was slightly higher than twelve months previously. The increase was realised by restaurants, pubs and hotels. Cafeterias suffered a loss in turnover in this period.
Retail turnover in the first quarter of 2005 was 3.2 percent lower than in the first quarter of 2004. This is now the eighth quarter in a row that retail turnover has fallen. Retail prices were 1.0 percent lower, while the volume of turnover was 2.2 percent smaller.
Turnover in the Dutch retail trade in February 2005 was down by 4 percent on February 2004. Retail prices fell by 1 percent during this period, while the turnover volume decreased by 3.1 percent. This lower turnover in February is a continuation of the negative development that started in the second quarter of 2003.
Retail turnover in the Netherlands was 8.1 percent down in January 2005 on the same month last year. Prices in the shops were 1.4 percent lower than twelve months previously. The volume of turnover was 6.8 percent smaller.
In the fourth quarter of 2004 the turnover of hotels and restaurants was 0.9 percent higher than in the same period of 2003. During the first three quarters of 2004 turnover had been 0.7 percent lower. Total turnover in 2004 was down by 0.3 percent on 2003.
In 2004 turnover in the Dutch retail trade was down by 2.1 percent on 2003. It is the second year in a row that the turnover of retailers fell. The prices in the shops were 1.5 percent lower than in 2003. The turnover volume fell by 0.5 percent. Turnover loss occurred in the food and non-food sectors.
Turnover in the retail trade was 2.8 percent down in November 2004 on twelve months previously. Shop prices fell by 1.4 percent in this period.