Retail turnover 2 percent higher in June

Dutch retailers generated 2 percent more turnover in June than one year previously. The shopping-day and holiday pattern was slightly more favourable than in June 2009, though. After a rough correction for this positive effect, turnover was about 1.5 percent up on twelve months previously. Retail prices were nearly 1 percent higher than in June 2009.

Turnover in the non-food sector was up by 1 percent. Sales were higher in all branches of the non-food sector with the exception of shops selling furniture and DIY shops. With a 9 percent increase, shops selling consumer electronics gained most.

Turnover in the food sector increased by more than 2 percent, due to a 3 percent rise in supermarket sales. Specialised food shops, on the other hand, faced a nearly 2 percent turnover loss compared with June 2009.

Petrol stations realised 4 percent more turnover. Fuel prices were still substantially higher than one year previously in June, but the increase was smaller than in preceding months. Petrol stations account for nearly one tenth of total retail turnover.

The figures published in this update have been updated relative to the June retail figures released on 13 August 2010. The revision is based on more recent and more detailed information.

Retail turnover

Retail turnover