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.
|month||change (year-on-year % change)|
|*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.
|June 2019 (year-on-year % change)||May 2019 (year-on-year % change)|
|Furniture and household articles||8||12.2|
|DIY products, kitchens, flooring||5.8||4.7|
|Shoes and leather products||0.5||-4.2|
|Personal care products||0.3||-0.7|
|* 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.