Retail turnover 3 percent up in June

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the Dutch retail sector achieved 3.0 percent turnover growth in June year-on-year, while the volume of sales increased by 2.8 percent. Turnover grew in the food sector as well as the non-food sector. Furthermore, online sales increased by 19 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, retail turnover in June was 4 percent higher than in the same month last year.

Turnover retail sector* (adjusted for shopping days) (year-on-year % change)
 maandchange
2014J1
F1.6
M2
A1.9
M0.1
J0.7
J0
A2.6
S-1.3
O2
N2.9
D1.8
2015J1.4
F2.4
M1.4
A1.6
M1.4
J4
J2.9
A1
S5
O2.4
N1.1
D2.8
2016J1.5
F2.2
M1.5
A0.8
M3.5
J1.4
J2.8
A2.1
S0.4
O5.2
N5
D2.3
2017J5
F2.9
M4.6
A4.3
M3.8
J4.5
J4.5
A4.5
S5.8
O1.5
N5.4
D3.7
2018J3.7
F2.9
M1.5
A5.8
M3.5
J3
*excluding petrol stations and pharmacies

Turnover non-food sector increased by almost 2 percent

Turnover in the non-food sector increased by 1.7 percent in June. The volume of sales (adjusted for price changes) was 1.4 percent up year-on-year.

Shops selling personal care products recorded the highest growth in June. Turnover generated by shops selling furniture and shops selling DIY products, kitchens and flooring also grew. Clothes shops realised approximately the same turnover as in June 2017.

However, turnover of shops selling recreational goods, shops selling consumer electronics and white goods and shops selling footwear and leather products recorded turnover losses in June year-on-year.

Turnover branches retail sector* (adjusted for shopping days) (year-on-year % change)
 May 2018June 2018
Total food4.32.8
Supermarkets4.93.3
Specialised shops0.4-0.4
Total non-food11.7
Chemist's shops1.74.2
Furniture, home furnishings21.6
DIY shops, kitchens, floors4.60.8
Clothing-2.4-0.1
Recreational goods1.1-0.7
Footwear and leather goods -6.4-2
Consumer electronics, white goods-1.2-2.7
* excluding petrol stations and pharmacies

Almost 3 percent higher turnover for food sector

Shops selling food, beverages and tobacco achieved 2.8 percent turnover growth in June. The volume of sales rose by 2.6 percent. Supermarkets saw turnover growth, while specialist shops recorded turnover losses.

Online shops realise 19 percent turnover growth

In June, online shops saw their turnover go up by 19 percent year-on-year. Web shops recorded a turnover increase of 15 percent; their core activity is selling goods and services over the Internet. Multi-channel retailers (retailers selling goods and services over the Internet as a side activity) achieved 25 percent higher turnover in online sales.

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