Retail trade; turnover changes internet sales, index 2015=100

Retail trade; turnover changes internet sales, index 2015=100

Sector/branches (SIC 2008) Periods Turnover indices online sales (2015=100) Turnover year-on-year change (%)
Retail trade, no petrol stations and .. 2017 1st quarter 124.6 16.1
Retail trade, no petrol stations and .. 2017 2nd quarter 140.0 20.6
Retail trade, no petrol stations and .. 2017 3rd quarter 137.7 21.1
Retail trade, no petrol stations and .. 2017 4th quarter 174.0 21.3
Retail trade, no petrol stations and .. 2017 144.1 19.9
Retail trade, no petrol stations and .. 2018 January 163.2 22.7
Retail trade, no petrol stations and .. 2018 February 133.1 16.8
Retail trade, no petrol stations and .. 2018 March 156.2 23.2
Retail trade, no petrol stations and .. 2018 1st quarter 150.8 21.1
Retail trade, no petrol stations and .. 2018 April 158.5 22.6
Retail trade, no petrol stations and .. 2018 May 163.9 13.9
Retail trade, no petrol stations and .. 2018 June 173.4 18.0
Retail trade, no petrol stations and .. 2018 2nd quarter 165.3 18.0
Retail trade, no petrol stations and .. 2018 July 165.7 21.4
Retail trade, no petrol stations and .. 2018 August 156.2 19.1
Multi-channel (mainly not online) 2017 1st quarter 122.4 17.5
Multi-channel (mainly not online) 2017 2nd quarter 144.0 25.6
Multi-channel (mainly not online) 2017 3rd quarter 130.4 24.2
Multi-channel (mainly not online) 2017 4th quarter 172.8 21.6
Multi-channel (mainly not online) 2017 142.4 22.2
Multi-channel (mainly not online) 2018 January 173.9 26.0
Multi-channel (mainly not online) 2018 February 127.3 21.2
Multi-channel (mainly not online) 2018 March 160.0 28.9
Multi-channel (mainly not online) 2018 1st quarter 153.7 25.6
Multi-channel (mainly not online) 2018 April 175.6 32.2
Multi-channel (mainly not online) 2018 May 176.1 19.5
Multi-channel (mainly not online) 2018 June 189.9 25.1
Multi-channel (mainly not online) 2018 2nd quarter 180.5 25.4
Multi-channel (mainly not online) 2018 July 174.7 36.9
Multi-channel (mainly not online) 2018 August 156.8 30.9
4791 Retail sale via internet 2017 1st quarter 125.9 15.3
4791 Retail sale via internet 2017 2nd quarter 137.7 17.7
4791 Retail sale via internet 2017 3rd quarter 142.1 19.5
4791 Retail sale via internet 2017 4th quarter 174.7 21.1
4791 Retail sale via internet 2017 145.1 18.6
4791 Retail sale via internet 2018 January 156.9 20.5
4791 Retail sale via internet 2018 February 136.5 14.5
4791 Retail sale via internet 2018 March 153.9 19.9
4791 Retail sale via internet 2018 1st quarter 149.1 18.4
4791 Retail sale via internet 2018 April 148.3 16.5
4791 Retail sale via internet 2018 May 156.6 10.4
4791 Retail sale via internet 2018 June 163.5 13.5
4791 Retail sale via internet 2018 2nd quarter 156.1 13.4
4791 Retail sale via internet 2018 July 160.3 13.0
4791 Retail sale via internet 2018 August 155.8 12.9
Retail sale of food and drugstore items 2017 1st quarter 149.4 22.2
Retail sale of food and drugstore items 2017 2nd quarter 164.2 35.4
Retail sale of food and drugstore items 2017 3rd quarter 159.8 37.0
Retail sale of food and drugstore items 2017 4th quarter 204.4 40.4
Retail sale of food and drugstore items 2017 169.5 34.0
Retail sale of food and drugstore items 2018 January 207.5 37.2
Retail sale of food and drugstore items 2018 February 188.7 35.9
Retail sale of food and drugstore items 2018 March 221.5 40.0
Retail sale of food and drugstore items 2018 1st quarter 205.9 37.8
Retail sale of food and drugstore items 2018 April 209.3 31.4
Retail sale of food and drugstore items 2018 May 213.6 28.2
Retail sale of food and drugstore items 2018 June 210.8 26.5
Retail sale of food and drugstore items 2018 2nd quarter 211.2 28.7
Retail sale of food and drugstore items 2018 July 198.7 29.5
Retail sale of food and drugstore items 2018 August 185.0 18.4
Retail sale of consumer electronics 2017 1st quarter 135.9 14.6
Retail sale of consumer electronics 2017 2nd quarter 133.5 16.6
Retail sale of consumer electronics 2017 3rd quarter 148.8 18.7
Retail sale of consumer electronics 2017 4th quarter 164.9 18.7
Retail sale of consumer electronics 2017 145.7 17.3
Retail sale of consumer electronics 2018 January 194.1 19.8
Retail sale of consumer electronics 2018 February 131.1 10.7
Retail sale of consumer electronics 2018 March 153.8 21.0
Retail sale of consumer electronics 2018 1st quarter 159.7 17.5
Retail sale of consumer electronics 2018 April 139.1 19.6
Retail sale of consumer electronics 2018 May 166.8 17.8
Retail sale of consumer electronics 2018 June 175.4 23.1
Retail sale of consumer electronics 2018 2nd quarter 160.4 20.2
Retail sale of consumer electronics 2018 July 171.9 13.3
Retail sale of consumer electronics 2018 August 182.4 21.7
Retail sale of clothes and fashion items 2017 1st quarter 105.7 6.2
Retail sale of clothes and fashion items 2017 2nd quarter 136.9 14.8
Retail sale of clothes and fashion items 2017 3rd quarter 117.0 13.1
Retail sale of clothes and fashion items 2017 4th quarter 148.2 8.0
Retail sale of clothes and fashion items 2017 126.9 10.5
Retail sale of clothes and fashion items 2018 January 130.2 17.3
Retail sale of clothes and fashion items 2018 February 104.8 13.8
Retail sale of clothes and fashion items 2018 March 134.5 17.9
Retail sale of clothes and fashion items 2018 1st quarter 123.1 16.5
Retail sale of clothes and fashion items 2018 April 164.0 28.2
Retail sale of clothes and fashion items 2018 May 142.6 -1.0
Retail sale of clothes and fashion items 2018 June 161.7 16.6
Retail sale of clothes and fashion items 2018 2nd quarter 156.1 14.0
Retail sale of clothes and fashion items 2018 July 140.1 33.9
Retail sale of clothes and fashion items 2018 August 126.4 20.7
Retail sale of other non-food 2017 1st quarter 119.7 17.4
Retail sale of other non-food 2017 2nd quarter 136.0 19.2
Retail sale of other non-food 2017 3rd quarter 134.3 19.4
Retail sale of other non-food 2017 4th quarter 175.7 20.3
Retail sale of other non-food 2017 141.4 19.2
Retail sale of other non-food 2018 January 151.2 20.2
Retail sale of other non-food 2018 February 126.2 12.8
Retail sale of other non-food 2018 March 144.6 19.2
Retail sale of other non-food 2018 1st quarter 140.7 17.5
Retail sale of other non-food 2018 April 148.1 18.4
Retail sale of other non-food 2018 May 155.1 12.4
Retail sale of other non-food 2018 June 165.6 14.1
Retail sale of other non-food 2018 2nd quarter 156.3 14.9
Retail sale of other non-food 2018 July 162.1 18.5
Retail sale of other non-food 2018 August 149.0 17.9
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table presents information about developments in retail turnover (SIC 2008 code 47). The data is broken down in two ways. The first breakdown refers to the sales channel: shops that predominantly sell goods online and those that predominantly sell goods through other sales channels (physical shops, markets, etc.). The second breakdown refers to the main economic activity: shops that predominantly sell food and drugstore items, consumer electronics, clothes and fashion items or other non-food. Developments are presented as percentage changes compared to a previous year and by means of indices. In this table, the base year is updated to 2015, in previous publications the base year was 2013. The survey used to measure turnover change for online sales covers retail trade companies with 10 or more employees; these represent 65-70 percent of total online sales. Small businesses are not covered.

Data available from January 2014.

Status of the figures
Figures on 2022 are provisional, the preceding periods are definite.
The figures of a calendar year will become definite no later than five months after the end of that calendar year. Until then, the figures in this table will be 'provisional' and can still be adjusted as a result of delayed response.

Changes as of January 31, 2023:
Figures of December, 4th quarter and year 2022 have been added. Figures of preceding periods in 2022 may have been adjusted.

When will new figures be published?
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Description topics

Turnover indices online sales
An index compares the value of a variable (e.g. turnover) in a certain period with the value of the same variable in the base period. The index of this base period is 100.

Turnover is defined as the value of sales of goods and services to third parties, VAT excluded. Turnover includes the main activity as well as secondary activities. Third parties are consumers and enterprises not belonging to (the Dutch part of) the own group of companies. Price and volume indices are also published for most (sub)categories.
Turnover year-on-year change
Change in turnover indicates the growth rate with respect to the same period (month, quarter, year) of the previous year as a percentage. Statistics Netherlands calculates this on the basis of non-rounded figures.

Turnover is defined as the value of sales of goods and services to third parties, VAT excluded. Turnover includes the main activity as well as secondary activities. Third parties are consumers and enterprises not belonging to (the Dutch part of) the own group of companies.