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 2021 was 7.2 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 8 percent higher
In June, turnover in the non-food sector was up by 8 percent year-on-year. The volume of sales (adjusted for price changes) grew by 5.7 percent compared to the same month last year. Relative to June 2019, turnover of non-food shops was up by 17.8 percent in June 2021.
In June, clothes shops and shops selling footwear and leather products realised higher turnover year-on-year for the fourth consecutive month. Turnover of these shops was also higher compared to June 2019. Shops selling furniture and home furnishings, shops selling recreational goods, shops selling personal care products and shops selling DIY products, kitchens and flooring also recorded year-on-year turnover growth in June 2021; they achieved growth relative to June 2019 as well.
Shops selling consumer electronics and white goods achieved less turnover than twelve months previously, but more turnover than in June 2019.
Slightly more turnover for food shops
Shops selling food, beverages and tobacco achieved 0.2 percent more turnover in June 2021 than in June 2020. The volume of sales was 1.4 percent higher. Turnover at supermarkets was 0.1 percent up year-on-year, while turnover at specialist shops grew by 1.5 percent. Relative to June 2019, the food retail sector realised 6.8 percent higher turnover.
|June 21 (year-on-year % change)||May 21 (year-on-year % change)|
|Shoes and leather products||22||35.2|
|DIY products, kitchens, flooring||4.8||1.7|
|Personal care products||3.9||5.1|
|Furniture and household articles||2||15.3|
|* excluding petrol stations and pharmacies|
Online turnover over 17 percent higher
In June 2021, online shops recorded 17.3 percent more turnover than in the same month last year. Webshops recorded a turnover increase of 15 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 20 percent higher turnover in online sales.