Dutch retailers realised a turnover growth of more than 4 percent in June 2007 relative to June last year. Prices were more than 1 percent higher, turnover volume grew by 3 percent. More shopping days in June had a marginally positive effect on sales.
Turnover in the non-food sector increased by 6 percent in June compared with the same month last year, whereas in May, turnover was only a fraction higher compared to May 2006. Shops selling consumer electronics in particular performed well. Their turnover increased by more than 10 percent compared to June 2006. Clothes shops also did well. They saw turnover rise by over 9 percent, whereas turnover declined in May.
Turnover of shops selling food, drinks and tobacco increased by 2 percent in June compared with June last year. Only supermarkets achieved good results as turnover increased by nearly 3 percent. Specialised food shops recorded a decrease in turnover of nearly 1 percent.