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 November 2018 was 4.6 percent higher than one year previously.
|month||change (year-on-year % change)|
|*excluding petrol stations and pharmacies|
Turnover non-food sector increased by almost 4 percent
Turnover in the non-food sector increased by 3.8 percent in November. The volume of sales (adjusted for price changes) was 3.1 percent up year-on-year.
Shops selling consumer electronics and white goods, shops selling footwear and leather products, clothes shops, shops selling DIY products, kitchens and flooring and shops selling furniture recorded turnover growth in November. Turnover generated by shops selling personal care products was virtually the same as in November 2017. However, turnover of shops selling recreational goods recorded turnover losses in November year-on-year.
Almost 3 percent higher turnover for food sector
Shops selling food, beverages and tobacco achieved 2.5 percent turnover growth in November. The volume of sales rose by 1.0 percent. Supermarkets saw 2.8 percent turnover growth and specialist shops 1 percent.
|October 2018 (year-on-year % change)||November 2018 (year-on-year % change)|
|Consumer electronics, white goods||0.7||6.3|
|Footwear and leather goods||-1||5.7|
|DIY shops, kitchens, floors||3.7||3.1|
|Furniture, home furnishings||-0.1||2.9|
|* excluding petrol stations and pharmacies|
Online shops realise almost 20 percent turnover growth
In November, online shops saw their turnover go up by almost 20 percent year-on-year. Web shops recorded a turnover increase of almost 12 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 over 33 percent higher turnover in online sales.