Retail turnover data were adjusted for changes in the shopping-day pattern in November. 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 2019 was 3.3 percent higher than in the same month one year previously.
|month||change (year-on-year % change)|
|*excluding petrol stations and pharmacies|
Turnover growth non-food sector 1.5 percent up
In November, turnover in the non-food sector was up by 1.5 percent year-on-year. The volume of sales (adjusted for price changes) increased by 0.7 percent.
Turnover growth was achieved by shops selling DIY products, kitchens and flooring, by shops selling furniture and household articles and shops selling personal care products. However, turnover was down for clothes shops, shops selling footwear and leather products, shops selling consumer electronics and white goods and shops selling recreational goods.
Turnover food sector also 1.5 percent up
Shops selling food, beverages and tobacco achieved 1.5 percent more turnover than in November 2018. The volume of sales remained more or less the same. Turnover of supermarkets grew by 1.6 percent, while specialist shops saw their turnover increase by 0.4 percent.
|November 2019 (year-on-year % change)||October 2019 (year-on-year % change)|
|DIY products, kitchens, flooring||5.4||5.4|
|Furniture and household articles||4.4||8.1|
|Personal care products||2.9||2.5|
|Shoes and leather products||-3.7||0.4|
|* excluding petrol stations and pharmacies|
Online shops realise 6.5 percent turnover growth
In November, online shops saw their turnover go up by 6.5 percent year-on-year. Web shops recorded a turnover increase of 7.0 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 5.9 percent higher turnover in online sales.