Dutch retailers generated 3.0 percent more turnover in September than one year previously. The shopping-day pattern was more favourable than in September 2009. After elimination of this positive effect, turnover was about 2 percent up on twelve months previously. Retail prices were 1 percent higher.
Turnover in the non-food sector was 2 percent up on one year previously. Clothes shops and textile supermarkets in particular did well, and shops selling consumer electronics and household appliances also recorded turnover growth. For shops in home decoration and DIY shops, on the other hand, turnover fell.
Turnover in the food sector was more than 3 percent up on September 2009. The more favourable shopping-day pattern had a positive effect in this food sector. The growth in turnover was entirely realised by supermarkets; specialised food shops realised less turnover.
Petrol stations realised a 5 percent increase in turnover. Petrol stations account for nearly one tenth of total retail turnover.
More figures can be found in dossier Business cycle.