June 2016 had a Wednesday and a Thursday more and a Monday and a Tuesday less than June 2015. After correction for shopping days, retail turnover is approximately at the same level as one year earlier.
Higher turnover in food sector
Turnover in shops selling food, beverages and tobacco was 2.6 percent higher in June than one year previously. Sales increased by 0.8 percent while prices of day-to-day shopping items were up by an average 1.7 percent. Supermarkets saw slightly faster turnover growth than specialist shops.
Modest turnover growth non-food sector
At 0.6 percent, the non-food sector saw more modest turnover growth, with sales increasing by 0.7 percent and prices levels similar to those one year earlier.
In June, home furnishing shops achieved relatively better turnover results, with growth up by nearly 10 percent. Clothes shops, DIY shops and chemists sold more as well.
Meanwhile, sales of consumer electronics were down slightly in June; turnover fell by nearly 10 percent in May 2016. Shops selling household articles generated a lower turnover than in the same month last year, similar to May.
Online turnover growing steadily
Turnover in the online segment grew by 19 percent in June. Online sales of shops selling items via the internet as a secondary activity (multi-channelers) grew by 14 percent. Web shops achieved 23 percent more turnover than in the same period last year. Webshops are shops for which selling on the internet is the primary activity.