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 .. 2020 December 413.6 56.9
Retail trade, no petrol stations and .. 2021 January* 400.1 88.6
Retail trade, no petrol stations and .. 2021 February* 374.1 103.0
Retail trade, no petrol stations and .. 2021 March* 411.0 67.2
Retail trade, no petrol stations and .. 2021 April* 368.4 17.9
Retail trade, no petrol stations and .. 2021 May* 346.1 14.7
Retail trade, no petrol stations and .. 2021 June* 344.2 16.2
Retail trade, no petrol stations and .. 2021 July* 292.3 9.8
Retail trade, no petrol stations and .. 2021 August* 280.8 10.4
Retail trade, no petrol stations and .. 2021 September* 296.8 10.2
Retail trade, no petrol stations and .. 2021 October* 309.9 3.6
Retail trade, no petrol stations and .. 2021 November* 387.4 5.2
Multi-channel (mainly not online) 2020 December 521.4 80.9
Multi-channel (mainly not online) 2021 January* 540.8 127.3
Multi-channel (mainly not online) 2021 February* 511.5 161.9
Multi-channel (mainly not online) 2021 March* 544.7 90.7
Multi-channel (mainly not online) 2021 April* 483.5 19.4
Multi-channel (mainly not online) 2021 May* 416.4 15.8
Multi-channel (mainly not online) 2021 June* 426.2 19.4
Multi-channel (mainly not online) 2021 July* 332.6 8.0
Multi-channel (mainly not online) 2021 August* 317.6 11.6
Multi-channel (mainly not online) 2021 September* 342.4 9.3
Multi-channel (mainly not online) 2021 October* 365.5 5.7
Multi-channel (mainly not online) 2021 November* 445.2 1.1
4791 Retail sale via internet 2020 December 348.8 40.1
4791 Retail sale via internet 2021 January* 315.6 60.5
4791 Retail sale via internet 2021 February* 291.5 64.1
4791 Retail sale via internet 2021 March* 330.6 49.1
4791 Retail sale via internet 2021 April* 299.2 16.4
4791 Retail sale via internet 2021 May* 303.8 13.8
4791 Retail sale via internet 2021 June* 295.0 13.5
4791 Retail sale via internet 2021 July* 268.1 11.1
4791 Retail sale via internet 2021 August* 258.6 9.5
4791 Retail sale via internet 2021 September* 269.3 10.9
4791 Retail sale via internet 2021 October* 276.5 1.9
4791 Retail sale via internet 2021 November* 352.7 8.6
Retail sale of food and drugstore items 2020 December 544.6 71.2
Retail sale of food and drugstore items 2021 January* 543.1 77.7
Retail sale of food and drugstore items 2021 February* 521.7 78.3
Retail sale of food and drugstore items 2021 March* 599.0 55.5
Retail sale of food and drugstore items 2021 April* 572.2 38.0
Retail sale of food and drugstore items 2021 May* 555.6 25.9
Retail sale of food and drugstore items 2021 June* 553.9 28.0
Retail sale of food and drugstore items 2021 July* 480.2 20.2
Retail sale of food and drugstore items 2021 August* 447.7 18.7
Retail sale of food and drugstore items 2021 September* 477.9 16.0
Retail sale of food and drugstore items 2021 October* 514.6 10.1
Retail sale of food and drugstore items 2021 November* 576.1 14.2
Retail sale of consumer electronics 2020 December 392.5 42.3
Retail sale of consumer electronics 2021 January* 410.0 69.7
Retail sale of consumer electronics 2021 February* 338.0 92.6
Retail sale of consumer electronics 2021 March* 368.8 46.4
Retail sale of consumer electronics 2021 April* 259.0 -10.9
Retail sale of consumer electronics 2021 May* 250.4 -16.1
Retail sale of consumer electronics 2021 June* 243.0 -14.4
Retail sale of consumer electronics 2021 July* 213.2 -15.3
Retail sale of consumer electronics 2021 August* 214.4 -16.9
Retail sale of consumer electronics 2021 September* 214.1 -11.4
Retail sale of consumer electronics 2021 October* 216.0 -22.7
Retail sale of consumer electronics 2021 November* 317.7 -16.5
Retail sale of clothes and fashion items 2020 December 340.3 53.0
Retail sale of clothes and fashion items 2021 January* 335.4 104.5
Retail sale of clothes and fashion items 2021 February* 353.6 181.6
Retail sale of clothes and fashion items 2021 March* 347.1 119.3
Retail sale of clothes and fashion items 2021 April* 304.7 4.0
Retail sale of clothes and fashion items 2021 May* 271.6 15.1
Retail sale of clothes and fashion items 2021 June* 315.0 29.9
Retail sale of clothes and fashion items 2021 July* 214.8 11.4
Retail sale of clothes and fashion items 2021 August* 227.1 20.8
Retail sale of clothes and fashion items 2021 September* 277.2 17.4
Retail sale of clothes and fashion items 2021 October* 282.5 26.5
Retail sale of clothes and fashion items 2021 November* 300.4 4.4
Retail sale of other non-food 2020 December 404.3 57.5
Retail sale of other non-food 2021 January* 375.5 96.8
Retail sale of other non-food 2021 February* 348.5 101.0
Retail sale of other non-food 2021 March* 388.7 69.0
Retail sale of other non-food 2021 April* 361.8 22.4
Retail sale of other non-food 2021 May* 336.9 19.3
Retail sale of other non-food 2021 June* 323.0 16.6
Retail sale of other non-food 2021 July* 285.3 12.1
Retail sale of other non-food 2021 August* 268.8 12.9
Retail sale of other non-food 2021 September* 275.3 11.7
Retail sale of other non-food 2021 October* 287.4 2.8
Retail sale of other non-food 2021 November* 380.3 8.8
Source: CBS.
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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 2021 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 December 31, 2021:
-Figures of November 2021 have been added. Figures of preceding periods in 2021 may have been adjusted.
-The breakdowns of internet sales by main economic activities have been added with:shops that predominantly sell food and drugstore items, consumer electronics, clothes and fashion items or other non-food.

When will new figures be published?
As a rule, monthly statistics are published six to eight weeks after the end of the reporting month. Quarterly statistics are published on the last working day of the second month after the quarter. Once definite figures have been published, Statistics Netherlands will only revise the results if significant adjustments and/or corrections are necessary.

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.