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 was 4 percent higher than in the same month last year.
|*excluding petrol stations and pharmacies|
Turnover non-food sector increased by almost 2 percent
Turnover in the non-food sector increased by 1.7 percent in June. The volume of sales (adjusted for price changes) was 1.4 percent up year-on-year.
Shops selling personal care products recorded the highest growth in June. Turnover generated by shops selling furniture and shops selling DIY products, kitchens and flooring also grew. Clothes shops realised approximately the same turnover as in June 2017.
However, turnover of shops selling recreational goods, shops selling consumer electronics and white goods and shops selling footwear and leather products recorded turnover losses in June year-on-year.
|May 2018||June 2018|
|Furniture, home furnishings||2||1.6|
|DIY shops, kitchens, floors||4.6||0.8|
|Footwear and leather goods||-6.4||-2|
|Consumer electronics, white goods||-1.2||-2.7|
|* excluding petrol stations and pharmacies|
Almost 3 percent higher turnover for food sector
Shops selling food, beverages and tobacco achieved 2.8 percent turnover growth in June. The volume of sales rose by 2.6 percent. Supermarkets saw turnover growth, while specialist shops recorded turnover losses.
Online shops realise 19 percent turnover growth
In June, online shops saw their turnover go up by 19 percent year-on-year. Web shops 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 25 percent higher turnover in online sales.