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 March 2022 was 9.8 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 27 percent higher
In March, turnover in the non-food sector was up by 27 percent year on year. The volume of sales (adjusted for price changes) grew by 21.2 percent compared to the same month last year. The substantial growth was mainly due to the fact that turnover was low in March 2021, when there was a lockdown; this severely affected the non-food sector. No lockdown was in place in March 2022.
In March, turnover of clothes shops and shops selling footwear and leather products was significantly higher than one year previously. Other non-food shops recorded year-on-year turnover growth in March 2022 as well.
Turnover of food shops almost 1 percent down
Shops selling food, beverages and tobacco achieved 0.9 percent less turnover in March 2022 than in the same month last year. The volume of sales was 6.2 percent lower. Turnover at specialist shops was up by 3.1 percent, while turnover at supermarkets was down 1.4 percent year on year.
|March 2022 (year-on-year % change)||February 2022 (year-on-year % change)|
|Shoes and leather products||50.4||78.2|
|DIY products, kitchens, flooring||21.8||32.6|
|Furniture and household articles||15.3||49|
|Personal care products||6.6||3.5|
|* excluding petrol stations and pharmacies|