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 November 2020 was 5.4 percent higher than in the same month last year.
|month||change (year-on-year % change)|
|*excluding petrol stations and pharmacies|
Turnover in non-food sector almost 6 percent higher
In November, turnover in the non-food sector increased by 5.9 percent year-on-year. The volume of sales (adjusted for price changes) rose by 5.1 percent.
Shops selling consumer electronics and white goods achieved the highest turnover growth since publication of data adjusted for the shopping-day pattern started in 2005. Shops selling DIY products, kitchens and flooring also achieved strong growth. Turnover was up as wellfor shops selling furniture and home furnishings, shops selling recreational goods and shops selling personal care products.
In November, shops selling clothes, footwear and leather products experienced strong turnover losses for the second consecutive month, after a small upturn in Q2.
6 percent higher turnover for food shops as well
In November 2020, shops selling food, beverages and tobacco achieved 5.9 percent more turnover than in the same month last year. The volume of sales increased by 4.6 percent. Supermarkets saw year-on-year turnover growth of 5.3 percent. At 9.7 percent, the turnover increase of specialist shops was well over 5 percent for the seventh month in a row. This was de second largest growth since the publication of data adjusted for the shopping-day pattern started in 2005.
|November 2020 (year-on-year % change)||October 2020 (year-on-year % change)|
|DIY products, kitchens, flooring||25.6||24.1|
|Furniture and household articles||14.6||13.2|
|Personal care products||1.9||3.6|
|Shoes and leather products||-16.2||-17.2|
|* excluding petrol stations and pharmacies|
Online turnover over 55.5 percent higher
In November 2020, online shops saw their turnover go up by 55.5 percent relative to November 2019. Web shops recorded a turnover increase of 43.9 percent; their core activity is selling goods and services over the Internet. Multichannelers (retailers selling goods and services over the Internet as a side activity) achieved 72.2 percent higher turnover in online sales. Since the publication of internet sales in January 2014, growth has only been higher than this in April 2020.