Retail turnover 4.3 percent up in June

14/08/2017 15:00
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Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the Dutch retail sector achieved a 4.3 percent turnover growth in June relative to June 2016. The volume of sales increased by 3.7 percent. Turnover results improved in the food as well as the non-food sector. Furthermore, online sales increased by 19.5 percent.

Retail turnover data have been adjusted for changes in the shopping-day pattern. Retail sales tend to vary from one day to the next. If the shopping-day pattern is not taken into account, June’s retail turnover was nearly 5 percent higher than in the same month last year.

Turnover developments retail sector (adjusted for shopping-days)

Turnover growth non-food sector over 3 percent

Turnover in the non-food sector rose by more than 3 percent in June. Sales (turnover adjusted for price changes) were nearly 4 percent up on a yearly basis. Both turnover and sales in the non-food sector have been growing for six months in a row.

Shops selling DIY products, kitchens and floor coverings increased their turnover by more than 9 percent. Turnover generated by shops selling recreational goods was up by 3.6 percent. Shops selling personal care products, clothing, footwear and leather products also reported turnover growth. Turnover generated by shops selling consumer electronics decreased by more than 4 percent. Since February, turnover of consumer electronics shops has continually been below the level of the same month last year.

4.6 percent turnover growth for food sector

Food, beverages and tobacco shops generated a turnover growth of 4.6 percent in June. The volume of sales increased by more than 2 percent compared to June 2016. Turnover realised by supermarkets increased by 5 percent, while specialist shops recorded a turnover growth rate of more than 2 percent compared to the same month last year.

Turnover non-food sector (adjusted for shopping-days)

Online shops realise nearly 20 percent turnover growth

Online shops saw their turnover grow by 19.5 percent in June. Web shops recorded a turnover growth of nearly 16 percent; their core activity is selling goods and services over the internet. Multi-channelers (retailers selling goods and services over the Internet and in the traditional manner) realised a turnover growth of more than 24 percent.

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