Retail turnover almost 1 percent up in May
Retail turnover data have been adjusted for the shopping-day pattern in May. Retail sales tend to vary from one day to the next. If the shopping-day pattern is not taken into account, retail turnover in May 2022 was 0.1 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 2.7 percent higher
In May, turnover in the non-food sector was up by 2.7 percent year on year. The volume of sales (adjusted for price changes) fell by 2.8 percent compared to the same month last year.
Turnover of clothes shops and shops selling footwear and leather products was higher in May 2022 than one year previously. Shops selling personal care products and recreational goods saw turnover growth as well. Other non-food shops had lower turnover than twelve months previously.
Turnover of food shops over 1 percent up
Shops selling food, beverages and tobacco achieved 1.3 percent higher turnover in May 2022 than in the same month last year. The volume of sales was 6.1 percent lower. Turnover at specialist shops was up by 2.2 percent while at supermarkets it was up 1.2 percent.
|May 2022 (year-on-year % change)||April 2022 (year-on-year % change)|
|Shoes and leather products||14.2||56.6|
|Personal care products||9.9||7.3|
|DIY products, kitchens, flooring||-6.5||4.4|
|Furniture and household articles||-7.7||9.6|
|* excluding petrol stations and pharmacies|
Online turnover 8.4 percent lower
In May, online turnover was down by 8.4 percent year on year. Web shops recorded a turnover decrease of 12.3 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 3.5 percent lower turnover in online sales. Online turnover of consumer electronics and other non-food products in particular was lower year on year. However, online turnover of clothing and fashion items was higher. In May 2021, online turnover grew by over 15 percent.