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 July 2019 was 5.2 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 almost 3 percent up
In July, turnover in the non-food sector was up by 2.9 percent year-on-year. The volume of sales (adjusted for price changes) increased by 2.3 percent.
The highest turnover growth was achieved by shops selling furniture, household articles, DIY products, kitchens and flooring. Turnover of shops selling recreational goods and shops footwear and leather products was higher year-on-year as well. However, turnover was down for shops selling clothing, personal care products, consumer electronics and white goods.
Turnover food sector over 1 percent up
Shops selling food, beverages and tobacco achieved 1.4 percent more turnover than in July 2018. The volume of sales decreased by 0.5 percent. Turnover of supermarkets grew by 1.7 percent, while specialist shops saw their turnover decline by 0.8 percent.
|July 2019 (year-on-year % change)||June 2019 (year-on-year % change)|
|Furniture and household articles||11.4||8.2|
|DIY products, kitchens, flooring||7.1||6.3|
|Shoes and leather products||0.1||0.5|
|Personal care products||-0.2||0.2|
|* excluding petrol stations and pharmacies|
Online shops realise over 15 percent turnover growth
In July, online shops saw their turnover go up by 15.4 percent year-on-year. Web shops recorded a turnover increase of 14.8 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 16.3 percent higher turnover in online sales.