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 April 2022 was 8.5 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 21.1 percent higher
In April, turnover in the non-food sector was up by 21.1 percent year on year. The volume of sales (adjusted for price changes) grew by 14.9 percent compared to the same month last year. The substantial growth was mainly due to the fact that, in April of last year, turnover was low under a lockdown that was in place until 28 April, severely affecting the non-food sector in particular. No lockdown was in place in April 2022.
Turnover of clothes shops and shops selling footwear and leather products was significantly higher in April 2022 than one year previously. Other non-food shops recorded year-on-year turnover growth as well.
|April 2022 (year-on-year % change)||March 2022 (year-on-year % change)|
|Shoes and leather products||57.6||56.4|
|Furniture and household articles||8.3||14|
|Personal care products||6.9||6.6|
|DIY products, kitchens, flooring||4.6||22.5|
|* excluding petrol stations and pharmacies|
Turnover of food shops over 1 percent up
Shops selling food, beverages and tobacco achieved 1.4 percent more turnover in April 2022 than in the same month last year. The volume of sales was 5.9 percent lower. Turnover at specialist shops was up by 5.2 percent, turnover at supermarkets was up 0.9 percent year on year.
Online turnover 19.1 percent lower
In April, online turnover was down by 19.1 percent year on year. Web shops recorded a turnover decrease of 15.3 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 22.9 percent lower turnover in online sales. Online turnover of consumer electronics and other non-food products in particular was lower year on year. In April 2021, online turnover grew by almost 19 percent.