Retail turnover almost 3 percent up in June

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Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the Dutch retail sector achieved 2.8 percent turnover growth in June 2019. The volume of sales increased by 2.4 percent. Turnover in the non-food sector as well as in the food sector increased. Furthermore, online sales rose by 16.8 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 2019 was 0.1 percent higher than in the same month last year.

Turnover retail sector* (adjusted for shopping days) (year-on-year % change)
 monthchange
2014January1
February1.6
March2
April1.9
May0.1
June0.7
July0
August2.6
September-1.3
October2
November2.9
December1.8
2015January1.4
February2.4
March1.4
April1.6
May1.4
June4
July2.9
August1
September5
October2.4
November1.1
December2.8
2016January1.5
February2.2
March1.5
April0.8
May3.5
June1.4
July2.8
August2.1
September0.4
October5.2
November5
December2.3
2017January5
February2.9
March4.6
April4.3
May3.8
June4.5
July4.5
August4.5
September5.8
October1.5
November5.4
December3.7
2018January3.6
February3
March1.7
April5.7
May3.7
June3.2
July3.8
August3.5
September1.9
October3.4
November4.2
December2.6
2019January1.8
February4.3
March4.1
April2.1
May3
June2.8
*excluding petrol stations and pharmacies

Turnover growth non-food sector over 2 percent up

Turnover in the non-food sector was up by 2.3 percent in June year-on-year. The volume of sales (adjusted for price changes) increased by 2.7 percent.

Shops selling furniture and household articles and shops selling DIY products, kitchens and flooring achieved the highest turnover growth in June. Turnover of clothes shops, shops selling shoes and leather products, shops selling personal care products and shops selling consumer electronics and white goods also increased. However, turnover generated by shops selling recreational goods was down in June year-on-year.

Turnover food sector slightly up

Shops selling food, beverages and tobacco achieved 0.9 percent more turnover than in June 2018. Turnover of supermarkets grew by 1.3 percent, while specialist shops saw their turnover decline by 1.9 percent. The volume of sales by supermarkets was virtually the same and the volume of sales by specialist shops declined year-on-year.

Turnover branches retail sector* (adjusted for shopping days) (year-on-year % change)
 June 2019May 2019
Total food0.9-0.4
Supermarkets1.3-0.2
Specialist shops-1.9-2.3
Total non-food2.33.5
Furniture and household articles812.2
DIY products, kitchens, flooring5.84.7
Clothes2.3-1.1
Shoes and leather products0.5-4.2
Personal care products0.3-0.7
Consumer electronics0.26.4
Recreational goods-3-0.9
* excluding petrol stations and pharmacies

Online shops realise almost 17 percent turnover growth

In June, online shops saw their turnover go up by 16.8 percent year-on-year. Web shops recorded a turnover increase of 11.6 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 24.3 percent higher turnover in online sales.

Figures published in this news release are provisional and subject to revision.

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