Dutch retailers realised a turnover growth of almost 5 percent in June 2007 compared with June last year. Prices were more than 1 percent higher, turnover volume grew by 3 percent. The higher number of 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 May 2006. Shops selling consumer electronics in particular performed well. Their turnover increased by more than 11 percent on June 2006. Clothes shops also did well. They saw turnover rise by 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: their turnover increased by nearly 3 percent. Specialised food shops recorded a decrease in turnover of nearly 1 percent.