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 January 2020 was 4.8 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 in 2019
In January, turnover in the non-food sector was up by 2.7 percent year-on-year. The volume of sales (adjusted for price changes) increased by 1.8 percent.
Shops selling DIY products, kitchens and flooring, shops selling furniture and household articles and shops selling recreational goods achieved the largest turnover increase in January. Turnover of shops selling personal care products and clothes shops also grew. However, turnover of shops selling consumer electronics and white goods and shops selling footwear and leather products declined.
Over 2 percent turnover growth for food sector
Shops selling food, beverages and tobacco achieved 2.2 percent more turnover in January 2020 than in the same month last year. The volume of sales remained virtually the same. Supermarkets saw a turnover growth of 2.4 percent, while turnover of specialist shops increased by 1.2 percent.
|January 2020 (year-on-year % change)||December 2019 (year-on-year % change)|
|DIY products, kitchens, flooring||4.7||8|
|Furniture and household articles||3.9||6.5|
|Personal care products||0.8||6.2|
|Shoes and leather products||-2.6||0.7|
|* excluding petrol stations and pharmacies|
Online shops realise almost 10 percent turnover growth
In January 2020, online shops saw their turnover go up by 9.9 percent relative to January 2019. Web shops recorded a turnover increase of 10.3 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 9.4 percent higher turnover in online sales.