Trade, hotels and restaurants

Trade, hotels and restaurants

Turnover in the sector accommodation and food services rose by 0.4 percent in Q3 2018 relative to the preceding quarter.

Dutch retail sector achieved 1.7 percent turnover growth in September year-on-year, while the volume of sales increased by 1.9 percent.

In Q2 2018, Dutch consumers purchased around 455 million euros (excl. VAT) worth of products from foreign EU webshops. This represents an increase of 18 percent relative to Q2 2017.

The Dutch retail sector achieved 3.4 percent turnover growth in August year-on-year, while the volume of sales increased by 3.2 percent.

In 2017, 57 percent of the EU population purchased goods or services online. In the Netherlands, 79 percent of people aged 16 to 74 were shopping online that year, putting the Netherlands in the EU top 5.

The Dutch retail sector achieved 3.8 percent turnover growth in July year-on-year, while the volume of sales increased by 3.3 percent.

Turnover in the sector accommodation and food services rose by 2.2 percent in Q2 2018 relative to the preceding quarter.

The Dutch retail sector achieved 3.0 percent turnover growth in June year-on-year.

The Dutch retail sector achieved 3.4 percent turnover growth in Mayl year-on-year.

New, experimental figures from CBS on the weekly turnover of hay fever medication at pharmacies.

The Dutch retail sector achieved 5.7 percent turnover growth in April year-on-year.

Turnover in the sector accommodation and food services rose by 2.1 percent in Q1 2018 relative to the preceding quarter.

Dutch retail sector achieved 1.5 percent turnover growth in March year-on-year.

After years of decline, Dutch imports of palm oil increased again in 2017; 22 percent up compared to 2016.

Dutch retail sector achieved 3.5 percent turnover growth in January year-on-year.

Turnover in the sector hotels and restaurants rose by 0.5 percent in Q4 2017.

Dutch retail sector achieved 5.5 percent turnover growth in November year-on-year.

Dutch retail sector achieved 5.5 percent turnover growth in November year-on-year.

Dutch quinoa imports has tripled in the past four years, to approximately 5.5 million kg in 2016.

Dutch retail sector achieved almost 2 percent turnover growth in October year-on-year.

Entrepreneurs in the motor vehicle industry achieved nearly 4 percent more turnover in Q3 2017.

Turnover in the sector hotels and restaurants rose by 1.2 percent in Q3 2017.

Online purchases by Dutch consumers in foreign EU webshops, big data research

Dutch consumers increasingly use the Internet to make everyday purchases

Dutch retail sector achieved 5.8 percent turnover growth in September year-on-year.

The Dutch retail sector achieved over 4 percent turnover growth in August.

The Dutch retail sector achieved 4.5 percent turnover growth in July.

Turnover in the sector hotels and restaurants rose by almost 2 percent in Q2 2017.

Dutch retail sector achieved a 4.3 percent turnover growth in June relative to June 2016.

Dutch retail sector achieved a 3.5 percent turnover growth in May relative to May 2016.

Dutch retail sector achieved nearly 5 percent turnover growth in April year-on-year.

The number of cheese shops has risen by over one-quarter over the past ten years.

Turnover in the sector hotels and restaurants rose by almost 3 percent in Q1 2017.

First results of big data research into expenditure in online EU webshops by Dutch consumers.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the Dutch retail sector achieved almost 4 percent turnover growth in March.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the Dutch retail sector achieved 4 percent turnover growth in February.

Dutch retail trade achieved 5 percent turnover growth in January year-on-year.

Again turnover growth in sector hotels and restaurants

Retail turnover 2.7 percent up in December.

Considerable growth turnover Dutch retail trade.

Strong growth retail turnover in October

Strong turnover growth in sector hotels and restaurants

Netherlands among largest producers of frozen potato products in Europe

The number of overnight stays in Dutch hotels continues to rise.

Higher retail turnover in July

The tourism sector is becoming ever more important to the Dutch economy.

In June, turnover in the retail sector was 1.7 percent higher than in the same month in 2015.

Turnover sector hotels and restaurants in the Netherlands has grown faster than on average across the EU.

Retail sector reports lower turnover

Retail turnover stable

A growing number of retailers sell online in the Netherlands.

E-shoppers: e-shoppers are 16 to 74-year-olds buying goods and services online.

Turnover up in Q1 2016 for hotel and restaurant sector

Retail turnover growth 4 percent in March

The Dutch retail sector boasted a 2.3 percent year-on-year turnover growth in February 2016.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that turnover generated by hotels, restaurants, snack bars and pubs rose by 0.6 percent in Q4 2015 relative to Q3. Turnover has risen for nearly three years in a row now. Snack bars, including tea rooms and ice cream parlours accounted for the best results

Retail trade ended 2015 on a positive note. December turnover was up by 3.3 percent from one year previously. Retailers recorded altogether 1.4 percent more turnover in 2015, the sharpest growth in turnover since 2008.

According to Statistics Netherlands (CBS), year-on-year retail turnover was 2.2 percent down in November. The decline is partly due to the unfavourable shopping-day pattern. Turnover achieved by the non-food sector was more than 5 percent down. Turnover generated by food, beverages and tobacco shops also declined marginally, but online retailers boasted a turnover growth in excess of 24 percent in November.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that retail turnover was 2.3 percent up in October from October 2014. Turnover growth is partly due to a more favourable shopping-day pattern. The volume (retail sales) was 2.8 percent up from one year previously, retail prices were 0.5 percent down. Food and non-food shops achieved better turnover results.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports today that hotels, restaurants, snack bars and pubs saw turnover rise by 1.3 percent in the third quarter of 2015 compared to the second quarter. Turnover results achieved in the sector hotels and restaurants have improved continuously over the past two and a half years. The hotel branch in particular performed well. Volume, the number of refreshments and overnight stays rose by 1 percent.

Producers selling directly to consumers are optimistic about their turnover results for 2016. Optimism prevails in the retail sector, the travel industry, the sector hotels and restaurants and the automotive sector. All these sectors anticipate better turnover results for 2016, according to Statistics Netherlands.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that retail turnover was 4.3 percent up in September from September 2014. The growth is partly due to a more favourable shopping-day pattern. The volume (of retail sales) was 5.1 percent up from one year previously, while retail prices were 0.8 percent down. Non-food shops performed particularly well. Online turnover soared by more than 20 percent.

Statistics Netherlands reports today that retail turnover was 1.4 percent down in August 2015 from the same month last year. The decline is partly due to the fact that the shopping-day pattern was less favourable than in August 2014. The volume of sales and the average price level were 0.7 percent down.

Statistics Netherlands reports that Dutch retail turnover was up by 3.2 percent in July 2015 on July 2014, mainly because of growing sales (3.4 percent). Prices fell by 0.2 percent. Most of the growth was in the non-food sector such as home furnishings. The positive trend over the first two quarters of 2015 therefore continued. Turnover in retail sales online was also up in July. The shopping day pattern in July was more favourable than last year, which had a positive effect on the turnover.

In the second quarter of 2015, hotels, restaurants, snack bars and pubs saw their turnover rise by 2 percent on the previous quarter, the fastest increase in 4.5 years.

Statistics Netherlands reports today that the retail sector achieved a 4.7 percent turnover growth in June relative to June 2014, the highest growth rate since July 2008.

In May 2015 retail turnover was 1.3 percent down from the same month last year. The volume of sales shrank by 0.4 percent, retail prices were 0.9 percent down. The less favourable shopping-day pattern entirely accounted for the decline in turnover and volume, as Statistics Netherlands reported today.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reported today that retail turnover grew faster in April 2015 than in the same month last year. The volume of retail sales increased for the fifth month in a row (by 2.6 percent), retail prices fell less rapidly than in the preceding months. Food, drinks and tobacco shops and non-food shops boasted better turnover and volume figures.

In the first quarter of 2015 the turnover of hotels and restaurants, fast food and cafeterias and bars and pubs was up 0.3 percent on the previous quarter. The volume, that is food and drinks and overnight stays sold, increased by 0.2 percent. This was the lowest growth rate in nearly two years. In 2014 turnover grew by an average of 1.5 percent per quarter.

Dutch retailers sold 2.0 percent more in terms of volume in the first quarter of 2015 than in the same period last year. This is the fourth quarter in a row that retail sales were up. The volume growth was just about the same as in the last quarter of 2014. Shops selling food drink and tobacco (+1.2 percent) as well as non-food shops (+2.1 percent) sold more.

Retail turnover was 1.2 percent up in February 2015 from the same month last year. The volume of sales continues to grow, by 3 percent in February. Retail prices fell by 1.8 percent. Turnover and sales generated by food, drinks and tobacco shops and non-food shops improved in February.

According to figures released today by Statistics Netherlands, the Dutch car trade and repairs branch, the largest branch in the automotive sector, realised a net turnover of 29 billion euros in 2014. This is just over 3 percent down on 2013 and nearly 25 percent less than in 2007, the last peak before the crisis set in. There was a slight recovery in the first two months of 2015: just over 80 thousand new cars were sold in this period, 5 percent more than in the first two months of 2014.

Statistics Netherlands announced today that retail turnover was 0.8 percent up in January 2015 from January 2014. The volume of sales grew further in January; retail prices fell slightly faster than in the preceding months. Food, drinks and tobacco shops and non-food shops boasted better turnover and volume results.

Dutch retail trade is lagging behind retail trade in other countries in Europe. Its volume increase of 1.0 percent is below the EU average of 2 percent. In only eight of the other 27 EU countries was the year- on-year change less positive than in the Netherlands.

In the fourth quarter of 2014, the collective turnover generated by hotels, restaurants, pubs and bars was 1.7 percent up from the third quarter. Volume, i.e. total food and drink sales and overnight stays, increased by 1.5 percent. This was the best quarter for the sector in four and a half years. Last year was an excellent year for the sector hotels and restaurants. According to Statistics Netherlands, consumer spending in the sector has not been so high since 2008.

Dutch retail sales grew again in 2014, for the first time since 2008. After two years of decreasing turnover, retail turnover rose by 0.5 percent. The fourth quarter in particular contributed to this, with an increase in turnover of nearly 3 percent.

Turnover generated by the retail sector in November 2014 was 0.6 percent down from the same month in 2013. The less favourable shopping-day pattern predominantly accounts for the downturn. If the effects of the shopping-day are not taken into account, retail turnover showed a marginal in November.

The Dutch retail sector climbed out of its recent slump in October.

The feast of St Nicholas -celebrated with gifts on 5 December- Christmas and New Year’s Eve generate an estimated 1.3 billion euros extra for the Dutch retail trade. Toy shops in particular, experience a boost in sales in the last two months of the year. But stores selling alcoholic drinks and household items also see a marked increase in turnover in November and December.

In the third quarter of 2014, hotels, restaurants and pubs together realised 1.2 percent turnover growth relative to the second quarter. The volume of sales (food, drinks and overnight stays), increased by 0.9 percent.

September was a moderate month for the retail trade sector.

The non-food sector generated a turnover growth of 1.4 percent in August 2014 relative to August 2013, despite the fact that August 2014 had one shopping-day less.

Dutch retail turnover was 0.7 percent higher in July than in the same month last year.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) announced today that hotels, restaurants and pubs collectively achieved a turnover growth of 1.3 percent in the second quarter of 2014 relative to the first quarter.

Retail turnover was 1.9 percent down in June 2014 from the same month last year. Sales were down and retail prices also fell marginally.

Turnover generated by computer and software retailers has risen substantially over the first four months of this year. The increase follows a period of nearly two and a half years of negative turnover growth. In April, turnover was 47 percent above the level of April 2013.

Today that retail sales were 0.9 percent up in May from one year previously.

The overall turnover generated by providers of courier services rose by more than 9 percent in the first quarter of 2014, the highest first-quarter growth ever recorded. Turnover has grown continually since the end of 2010. Courier service companies have benefited from the growing number of online sales.tweet:

Statistics Netherlands announced today that retail turnover was 3.4 percent up in April 2014 from the same month last year. For Dutch retailers, this is the largest turnover growth since November 2010. Though cautiously, the recovery recorded in the first quarter appears to continue in the second quarter. Consumers’ willingness to buy improved. They spent more on food, drinks and tobacco products than last year. Turnover generated by the non-food sector grew marginally.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) announced today that traditional retailers in the sector hotels and restaurants achieved a 1.4 percent volume growth in the first quarter of 2014 relative to the fourth quarter of 2013.

According to data released today by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), retail turnover was 0.3 percent down in the first quarter of 2014 from one year previously, i.e. the smallest negative growth rate in two years. Higher non-food sales contributed to the modest recovery of the retail sector.

Turnover generated by the Dutch retail sector was 2.2 percent down in March 2014 from March 2013. Average retail prices were 0.6 percent down from twelve months previously. The volume of retail sales shrank 1.5 percent.

Turnover generated by the Dutch retail sector was at approximately the same level in February 2014 as in February 2013. Average retail prices were 0.3 percent down from twelve months previously.

In February 2014, turnover results achieved by the retail sector were marginally (0.1 percent) above the level of one year previously. Retail prices were 0.3 percent lower, whereas the volume of retail sales grew 0.4 percent, as the latest figures released by Statistics Netherlands show.

Wholesale traders in dairy products like cheese, milk and eggs generated in excess of 12 billion euros, i.e. 7 percent more than in 2012. The most important export products are cheese and powdered milk.

Turnover generated by the Dutch retail sector was 0.9 percent up in January 2014 from January 2013. Retail prices were 0.2 percent higher than twelve months previously. The volume of retail sales grew by 0.7 percent.

According to the most recent figures released by Statistics Netherlands, retail turnover was 0.8 percent higher in January 2014 than in the same month last year. Volume grew by 0.6 percent, retail prices were 0.2 percent higher in January.

Turnover generated by the Dutch retail sector was 0.8 percent up in January 2014 from January 2013. Retail prices were 0.2 percent higher than twelve months previously. The volume of retail sales grew by 0.6 percent.

The number of supermarkets and department stores grew substantially in large municipalities in the Netherlands between 2008 and 2013, but declined in the smallest municipalities. Consumer electronics shops closed down almost everywhere, in particular in smaller municipalities.

Turnover generated by the Dutch retail sector was 2.6 percent down in December 2013 from December 2012. Retail prices were 0.4 percent up on twelve months previously. The volume of retail sales fell by 2.9 percent.

In the fourth quarter of 2013, the sector hotels and restaurants realised 1.0 percent turnover growth relative to one year previously.

In the fourth quarter of 2013, retail turnover was 1.7 percent down from the last quarter of 2012. The decline is about the same as in the two preceding quarters

Turnover generated by the Dutch retail sector was 2.6 percent down in December 2013 from December 2012. Retail prices were 0.4 percent up on twelve months previously. The volume of retail sales fell by 3.0 percent.

Turnover generated by importers of new cars rose by 35 percent in December 2013 relative to last year. Despite the surge in the fourth quarter, total turnover fell by 10 percent in 2013. Car dealers more than doubled their sales in December 2013.

Turnover generated by the Dutch retail sector was 0.9 percent down in November 2013 from November 2012. Retail prices were at the same level as twelve months previously. The volume of retail sales fell by 0.9 percent.

The most recent figures released by Statistics Netherlands show that retail turnover was 0.9 percent down in November 2013 from November 2012. Retail prices were at the same level as one year ago. Retail volume shrank by 0.9 percent.

Turnover generated by the Dutch retail sector was1.5 percent down in October 2013 from October 2012. On average, retail prices were at approximately the same level as twelve months previously. The volume of retail sales fell by 1.6 percent.

Figures released by Statistics Netherlands show that retail turnover in October 2013 was 1.5 percent below the level of the same month last year.

Turnover generated by the Dutch retail sector was 5.9 percent down in September 2013 from September 2012. Prices of retail commodities were on average 1.4 percent higher. The volume of retail sales fell by 7.2 percent compared with one year previously.

The most recent figures released by Statistics Netherlands show that turnover generated by the sector hotels and restaurants grew by 1.9 percent in the third quarter of 2013 relative to the same period last year.

According to figures released today by Statistics Netherlands, retail turnover in the Netherlands was 2 percent lower in the third quarter of 2013 than in the same quarter last year. Prices were 2.2 percent higher, the volume of sales was 4.2 percent smaller.

Turnover generated by the Dutch retail sector was 0.8 percent down in August from August 2012. Prices of retail commodities were on average 2.4 percent higher. The volume of retail sales fell by 3.1 percent relative to one year previously.

The latest figures released by Statistics Netherlands show that retail turnover was 0.7 percent down in August 2013 from August 2012.

Turnover generated by the Dutch retail sector was 1.2 percent up in July from July 2012. Prices of retail commodities were 2.8 percent higher. The volume of retail sales fell by 1.6 percent relative to one year previously.

In the second quarter of this year, turnover generated by the motor vehicle industry was 16 percent below the level of the second quarter of 2012. Car dealers suffered most. Providers of repair and maintenance services performed relatively well. Within the motor vehicle industry, only lorry sales improved marginally.

According to the latest figures released by Statistics Netherlands, retail turnover was 1.2 percent up in July 2013 from July last year. Retail prices rose by 2.8 percent, retail volume shrank by 1.6 percent.

In June 2013, turnover generated by the Dutch retail sector was 3.6 percent down from June 2012. Prices of retail commodities were 2.7 percent up from one year previously. The volume of retail sales fell by 6.1 percent.

In the second quarter of 2013, the sector hotels and restaurants realised a turnover growth of 0.6 percent relative to one year previously.

According to the latest figures released by Statistics Netherlands, turnover generated by the retail sector in the second quarter of 2013 was approximately 1.5 percent down from the same period last year. Retail prices were more than 2 percent higher, retail volume shrank by nearly 4 percent.

In May 2013, turnover generated by the Dutch retail sector was 0.6 percent down from May 2012. Retail prices were 2.5 percent higher, whereas the volume of retail sales was 3.0 percent below the level of the same month last year.

According to the latest figures released by Statistics Netherlands, May’s retail turnover was 0.6 percent down from May 2012. Retail volume shrank by 3.0 percent, while retail prices were 2.5 percent higher.

Turnover in the Dutch retail sector was 0.4 percent smaller in April 2013 than in April 2012. Retail prices were 2.1 percent higher, whereas the volume of retail sales was 2.5 percent smaller.

Turnover in the Dutch car and motorcycle trade was almost 17 percent down in the first quarter of 2013 compared with the same period last year. Similar developments are being observed in neighbouring countries. Businesses in this sector expect the decrease to continue into the second quarter.

Figures released by Statistics Netherlands today show that Dutch retail turnover was 0.6 percent lower in April 2013 than in the same month last year. The volume of sales fell by 2.7 percent, retail prices were 2.1 percent higher.

Turnover generated by the Dutch retail sector declined more than 3 percent in the first quarter of 2013 relative to the same period one year previously. The Dutch retail sector is not doing well in relation to other EU countries.

The retail sector faced 5.2 percent turnover loss in March 2013 relative to March 2012. Retail prices were 2.6 percent up, whereas the volume of retail sales was down by 7.7 percent.

In the first quarter of 2013, turnover generated by the sector hotels and restaurants was 1.7 percent down from one year previously.

Retail turnover was 5.3 percent down in March from March 2012. Volume shrank by 7.8 percent; retail prices were 2.6 percent up.

The retail sector faced 4.7 percent turnover loss in February 2013 relative to February 2012. Retail prices were 2.6 percent up, whereas the volume of retail sales was down by 7.1 percent.

In Februari 2013, retail turnover was 4.8 percent down from the same month last year. The volume of sales shrank by a dramatic 7.2 percent, retail prices were 2.6 percent higher, as the most recent figures released by Statistics Netherlands show.

The retail sector faced a 0.4 percent turnover loss in January 2013 relative to January 2012. Retail prices were 2.6 percent up, whereas the volume of retail sales was down by 3.0 percent.

The latest figures show that retail turnover was 0.5 percent down in January 2013 from January 2012. Retail prices were 2.6 percent higher, volume shrank by 3 percent.

The retail sector faced more than 4 percent turnover loss in December 2012 relative to December 2011. Retail prices were nearly 3 percent up, whereas the volume of retail sales was down by almost 7 percent.

In the fourth quarter of 2012, the sector hotels and restaurants achieved 0.6 percent turnover growth relative to the same period in 2011.

The value of retail sales was 4.1 percent down in December 2012 from December 2011.

In November 2012, the retail sector faced a nearly 2 percent turnover loss relative to twelve months previously. Retail prices were nearly 3 percent up. The volume of retail sales was down by 4 percent from one year previously.

Retail sales were 1.5 percent down in November 2012 from November 2011

Retail turnover in October 2012 virtually equalled the level in October 2011. Retail prices were nearly 3 percent up. The volume of retail sales was down by nearly 3 percent from one year previously.

Retail sales declined by 0.1 percent in October 2012 compared to the same month last year. Retail volume shrank by 2.9 percent, retail prices were 2.8 percent up from October 2011.

The Dutch hotel and restaurant sector realised 0.6 percent more turnover in the third quarter of 2012 than in the same quarter last year. This small turnover growth is accounted for by higher prices.

The present index series are generally based on 2005 = 100. To keep these index series up to date, a base shift is introduced every fives years. In 2013 the base year 2005 will be replaced by base year 2010 (2010 = 100).

Figures released by Statistics Netherlands show that retail turnover in September 2012 was about the same as in September 2011.

Retail turnover was nearly 1 percent up in August 2012 compared with August 2011. Retail prices were nearly 2 percent higher; the volume of retail sales was more than 1 percent down on twelve months previously.

Figures show that retail turnover was nearly 1 percent higher in August 2012 than in the same month last year. Prices rose by 1.9 percent, while the volume of sales fell by 1 percent.

Clothes anClothes and shoes sales plummeted in the second quarter of 2012 relative to the same period last year. Turnover realised by clothes and shoe shops also dropped dramatically.d shoes sales plunge in second quarter

Turnover realised by courier service providers grew by 3 percent in the second quarter of 2012. Turnover has grown in the last few years as online sales have improved.

Dutch retailers suffered a 4 percent turnover loss in July relative to July 2011. Retail prices were nearly 2 percent higher; the volume of retail sales was nearly 6 percent down from twelve months previously.

Retail sales were 4 percent down in July 2012 from the same month last year. Retail prices rose by 1.7 percent, the volume of sales shrank by 5.6 percent.

Figures released today show that turnover in the Dutch hotel and restaurant sector was 1.5 percent higher in the second quarter of 2012 than in the same quarter last year. Compared with the first quarter of 2012, turnover growth has halved.

According to the most recent figures, retail sales in June 2012 were up by 1 percent on June 2011. Prices were 1.9 percent higher, while the sales volume contracted by 0.9 percent.

Turnover of home furnishing stores in the first quarter of 2012 was down 5 percent on the first quarter of 2011. This is entirely due to fewer sales.

The most recent figures show that retail turnover growth was 1.6 percent in May relative to May 2011. Retail prices were 1.8 percent higher, retail volume shrank 0.2 percent.

Retail turnover was nearly 9 percent down in April 2012 from April 2011. In March, sales increased by more than 2 percent. Retail prices were 2 percent higher, but the volume of retail sales shrank by nearly 11 percent relative to twelve months previously.

Retail turnover was 8.7 percent down in April 2012 from the same period one year previously. Retail prices were 2.1 percent up, but retail volume was 10.6 percent down.

Retail turnover was 2.5 percent higher in March 2012 than in March 2011.

The sector hotels and restaurants improved 2.9 percent in the first quarter of 2012 relative to the same period one year previously.

Dutch retail turnover was 2.2 percent higher in March 2012 than in the same month last year.

Retail turnover was 1 percent up in February 2012 from February 2011.

According to the most recent figures, retail sales were 0.9 percent up in February 2012 from February 2011. Sales volume contracted by 1.7 percent, retail prices were 2.7 percent higher.

Retail turnover was 1 percent up in January 2012 from January 2011.

According to the most recent figures released by Statistics Netherlands, retail turnover was 0.8 percent up on one year previously in January 2012.

Retail turnover was over 1 percent up in December 2011 from December 2010.

According to the most recent figures, turnover generated by the sector hotels and restaurants in the fouth quarter of 2011 improved 3.2 percent relative to the corresponding period in 2010.

Retail turnover was 1 percent up in December 2011 on December 2010. The average price increase in the retail sector was 2.5 percent; retail volume shrank by 1.5 percent.

In November 2011, retail turnover was more than 1 percent up on November 2010.

The most recent figures released by Statistics Netherlands show that retail turnover increased by 1.3 percent in November 2011 relative to the same period in the previous year.

According to the latest figures Dutch retail turnover shrank by 1.7 percent in October 2011 compared to October 2010.

In September 2011, Dutch retailers faced nearly 1 percent loss of turnover compared to September 2010. Prices of articles sold were more than 3 percent up, whereas retail volume shrank by nearly 4 percent.

The sector hotels and restaurants achieved a turnover growth by 3.1 percent in the third quarter of 2011 relative to the same period last year.

In the third quarter of 2011, retail turnover grew by 0.3 percent relative to the same period last year. Retail prices were 2.9 percent higher, volume declined by 2.6 percent.

Retail turnover was nearly 3 percent higher in August 2011 than in August 2010. The growth is entirely caused by higher prices. Retail volume shrank marginally relative to one year previously.

Retail turnover in August 2011 was 2.5 percent up on the same month last year. The increase was entirely due to higher prices.

Dutch retail sales were nearly 1 percent lower in July 2011 than in July 2010.

The number of new commercial vehicles and passenger cars sold in the second quarter of 2011 increased by nearly 22 and 19 percent respectively relative to the same period last year, i.e. considerably above the average level across the European Union (EU).

According to the most recent figures retail sales were 0.7 percent down in July 2011 on the same month last year.

Retail sales in June were almost at the same level as in June 2010. Retail prices were nearly 3 percent higher. As a result, retail volume shrank by more than 2 percent. Just as in May, turnover in June was affected by the composition of shopping-days and holidays.

Turnover generated by the sector hotels and restaurants in the second quarter of 2011 was 6.6 percent up on the same perod last year.

Retail sales in June were at the same level as in June 2010.

Retail sales in the second quarter of 2011 were 1.4 percent up on the second quarter of 2010.

Retail sales were 0.5 percent higher in May than twelve months previously. Retail prices were nearly 3 percent higher.

According to the latest figures, retail turnover improved 0.5 percent in May 2011 relative to May 2010. This is entirely due to an average retail price increase of 2.7 percent.

Retail turnover was more than 3 percent higher in April 2011 than in April 2010.

Retail sales improved 3.4 percent in April this year relative to April 2010.

Retail turnover was 1.5 percent higher in March 2011 than in March 2010.

Hotels and restaurants in the Netherlands booked 6.2 percent more turnover in the first quarter of 2011 than in the same quarter last year.

According to the most recent figures, retail sales in the first quarter of 2011 were 1.7 percent up on the same period last year. Turnover growth is entirely due to price increases.

Retail turnover grew by 3.0 percent in February relative to the same month last year. Price increases in the retail sector averaged more than 2 percent, turnover volume increased nearly 1 percent.

Dutch retailers generated an almost 1 percent higher turnover in January this year than twelve months previously.

Car and motorcycle sales were nearly 9 percent higher in 2010 than in 2009. With more than 19 percent, importers of new passenger cars realised the largest turnover growth.

Retail turnover was 1.5 percent higher in January 2011 than in the same month last year. Prices were 2.0 percent higher, while the volume of retail sales fell by 0.4 percent.

In the fourth quarter of 2010, turnover in the sector hotels and restaurants showed a 3.7 percent increase on one year previously. Higher prices account for half of the turnover growth, the other half is due to volume growth.

In the fourth quarter of this year, retail sales were 1.0 percent higher than in the same period in 2009. Retail prices were 1.5 percent higher than last year.

Retail turnover was 5 percent higher in November 2010 than in November 2009, the most substantial growth in two years.

In November 2010, retail turnover grew 4.3 percent relative to the same period in the previous year, mainly due to a 3.0 percent volume growth. Retail prices rose by 1.3 percent.

Dutch retailers generated almost 2 percent less turnover in October than one year previously.

Dutch retailers faced 1.7 percent turnover loss in October 2010 from October 2009. Retail prices were 1.3 percent higher, volume shrank by 3.0 percent.

After eight quarters of decline, higher prices in the sector hotels and restaurants accounted for a turnover growth of nearly 1 percent in the third quarter of 2010 compared to the third quarter of 2009.

Dutch retailers realised 1.4 percent more turnover in the third quarter of 2010 than in the same period last year.

Dutch retailers generated 0.3 percent more turnover in August than one year previously.

In August 2010, retail turnover was 0.6 percent up on the same month last year. Retail prices were 1.0 percent higher, turnover volume was 0.5 percent down.

Dutch retailers generated 1 percent more turnover in July than one year previously.

July’s retail turnover was 0.9 percent up on the same month last year. Retail prices were nearly 2 percent higher than one year previously. Turnover volume shrank by nearly 1 percent.

Dutch retailers generated 1 percent more turnover in July than one year previously. The shopping-day pattern in July 2010 was, however, more favourable than in July 2009. After a rough correction for this positive effect, turnover was about the same as twelve months previously.

In the second quarter of 2010, the sector hotels and restaurants performed better than in the preceding five quarters. Sales dropped by 3.1 percent relative to the second quarter of 2009 and turnover volume dropped by 5.1 percent. The average price increase on one year previously was 2.1 percent.

Retail turnover was around the same level in the second quarter of 2010 as in the same period last year. This brings the period of decreasing retail turnover to an end. In the five preceding quarters turnover was consistently lower than twelve months previously.

Dutch retail turnover in May was nearly 2 percent down on May 2009.

In May 2010 turnover in Dutch retail was down by 0.9 percent on the same period of 2009. Volume was down by 2.1 percent, while prices increased by 1.2 percent.

In April 2010, retail sales were 0.2 percent down on the same period one year previously.

In the first quarter of 2010, turnover of the sector hotels and restaurants slumped by nearly 6 percent relative to the same quarter one year previously. The decline is in the same order of magnitude as in 2009. The price increase averaged 2 percent. The volume of sales over the first quarter was 7.6 percent down on one year previously.

Dutch retailers realised 2.9 percent more turnover in March 2010 than in the same month last year.

The retail turnover was 4.0 percent lower in February 2010 than in the same month last year.

Last year, car and motorcycle sales were nearly 17 percent down on 2008. The sales collapse is predominantly caused by the worldwide recession and the lack of trust as shown by consumers and the private sector.

In January 2010 retail turnover dropped by 4.9 percent relative to January 2009. Turnover volume declined by 6.2 percent. Retail prices were raised by 1.4 percent, mainly due to higher fuel prices.

Relative to the preceding year, opticians faced an average loss of turnover of 34 percent in 2009. Sales dropped most dramatically in December (63 percent) due to a change in tax regulations to the effect that, since 1 January 2009, tax deduction for glasses and contact lenses was no longer possible.

In December, Dutch retailers faced a 3 percent loss of turnover compared to December 2008, while retail prices were 1 percent higher.

Turnover volume in the sector hotels and restaurants slumped by 7.4 percent in 2009 relative to the preceding year. The decline was twice as bad as in 2008. Such a dramatic downturn has not been recorded since monitoring of the sector was started in 1993. As prices were raised by an average of 2.2 percent, turnover declined by 5.3 percent in 2009.

Turnover of the Dutch retail trade in 2009 was down by 4.9 percent on 2008. The volume dipped by 4.8 percent in 2009. Prices stayed about the same. This means that the turnover in the retail trade was over 5 billion euro less than in 2008.

Retail turnover dropped by 6.4 percent in November 2009 relative to the same month one year previously.

Retail turnover declined by 4.3 percent in October 2009 relative to the same month last year.

In the third quarter of this year, turnover generated in the sector hotels and restaurants was 3.9 percent down on the same period in 2008.

Retail trade turnover in the third quarter of 2009 was 5.5 percent down on the same quarter one year previously.

In August 2009, retail turnover was 7.7 percent down on one year previously. Volume shrank by 7.1 percent, while prices dropped 0.7 percent. The price drop was entirely caused by lower fuel prices.

Retail turnover declined by 3.6 percent in July 2009 relative to the same month last year.

Turnover in the sector hotels and restaurants declined by 5.8 percent in the second quarter of 2009 compared to the same period in 2008.

Retail turnover in the second quarter of this year was 5.1 percent down on the second quarter of 2008.

Dutch retailers booked nearly 3 percent less turnover in April 2009 than in the same month last year.

In the first quarter of 2009, turnover for the sector hotels and restaurants was 6.1 percent down on the same quarter one year previously. A similar reduction has not been recorded since the sector was monitored for the first time in 1993.

The amount of manufactured and hand-rolled cigarettes sold in 2008 declined 3 percent relative to 2007. At the same time, Dutch consumer spending on these products increased 4 percent.

Retail turnover declined by 4.8 percent in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period in 2008.

Retail turnover in February 2009 reduced by 8.5 percent relative to one year previously.

Dutch retailers booked 2.3 percent more turnover in January this year than in the same month last year.

Dutch car dealers faced a turnover loss of 4.5 percent in 2008. Last year, disappointing sales figures were recorded and the trend continued into the first month of 2009, although 2 percent more cars were sold to private owners in 2008 than in the previous year.

Turnover volume in the sector hotels and restaurants shrank by 6.5 percent in the fourth quarter of 2008 relative to the same quarter of 2007.

Retail turnover rose by 2.6 percent in 2008 relative to 2007. Higher prices almost entirely accounted for the increase. Turnover volume improved marginally.

Retail turnover was 1.5 percent down in November relative to November 2007. The volume of turnover dropped by 4.1 percent, prices rose by 2.6 percent.

In October 2008, retail turnover grew by 5.0 percent relative to the same month last year. The prices went up by 2.6 percent, volume by 2.4 percent.

5 December and Christmas invariably boost toy sales in the last month of the year. In recent years, Dutch consumers bought approximately 40 percent of all toys sold annually in the last quarter.

The number of different types of shops to be found in shopping centres is decreasing.

Turnover realised by the sector hotels and restaurants declined by nearly 1 percent in the third quarter of 2008 relative to the same period last year. The last time the sector reported a downturn in sales was in the third quarter of 2004.

Dutch retailers realised a modest increase in turnover in the third quarter of this year.

Turnover for Dutch retailers was 1.3 percent up in August 2008 on twelve months previously. Prices rose by 2.5 percent, while the volume of sales was just over 1 percent smaller.

In July 2008, retail turnover was 5.4 percent up on the same month last year.

In spite of the fact that more cars were sold in the second quarter of 2008, turnover in this branch was lower.

Turnover in the sector hotels and restaurants in the second quarter of 2008 was significantly below the level of one year previously. The volume of turnover declined by 3.5 percent.

Turnover growth in retail trade was 2.3 percent in the second quarter of 2008 relative to the same period last year. This is the lowest growth rate since the fourth quarter of 2005.

In May 2008, retail turnover was 7.8 percent up on the same month one year previously. Food as well as non-food shops achieved better results.

Motorcycle dealers have had a good first quarter this year: they sold 5,350 new motorcycles, 16 percent more than in the same period last year. Total turnover grew by just over 7 percent in the first quarter.

The Dutch retail sector realised 3.1 percent more turnover in April this year than in the same month last year. Prices rose by 2 percent. The volume of sales grew by just over 1 percent.

Turnover of the sector hotels and restaurantshoreca increased by 2.7 percent in the first quarter of 2008 relative to the same period last year, but the volume of turnover declined by 0.4 percent.

In March 2008, retail turnover decreased by 3.4 percent relative to the same period last year. For the first time in nearly 3 years, Dutch retailers faced declining sales.

Dutch retail turnover was 8 percent higher in February 2008 than twelve months previously.

In 2007, bookshops again sold more books, newspapers and magazines. Though there is an increase in online buying, bookshops remain the most important sales channel, accounting for 55 percent of total book sales.

In January 2008, retail trade turnover grew by 3.3 percent relative to one year previously. The increase is equally attributable to higher prices and the larger turnover volume.

In 2007, turnover of the sector hotels and restaurants was again distinctly higher than in the previous year. Turnover increased by 5 percent, just like in 2006.

Dutch retail turnover was again higher in 2007 than in the preceding year. The growth rate was 3.7 percent.

In November 2007, retail trade turnover increased by 3.5 percent relative to the same month one year previously. Non-food shops, on the other hand, only realised a marginal turnover increase compared to November 2006.

In October 2007 Dutch retail trade realised a turnover that was 6.2 percent higher than a year earlier.

The sector hotels and restaurants generated a 2.7 percent turnover increase in the third quarter of 2007 relative to one year ago. Prices in the sector rose by 3.2 percent.

Retail turnover grew 2.5 percent in the third quarter of 2007 relative to one year previously.

Retail turnover grew 2.6 percent in August 2007 relative to the same month last year. Supermarkets in particular performed well.

In the second quarter of 2007, the sector hotels and restaurants showed an overall turnover growth rate of nearly 7 percent relative to one year previously.

In the second quarter of 2007, retail turnover grew by 3.1 percent relative to the same period one year previously.

Turnover in the retail trade was 1.9 percent higher in May this year than in the same month last year. This is mainly the result of higher prices.

Retail trade recorded a turnover growth of 2.6 percent in April 2007 relative to April 2006. Just like in the preceding months, non-food shops performed very well.

In the first quarter of 2007, turnover in the sector hotels and restaurants improved 9 percent relative to the same period last year. Prices rose by 3.4 percent. This turnover increase was the highest of the past decade.

Retail turnover improved 6.0 percent in March 2007 relative to the same period last year.

The retail trade booked 4.1 percent more turnover in January 2007 than twelve months previously.

Turnover in the sector hotels and restaurants increased considerably in 2006. The 5 percent turnover growth was nearly twice as high as in 2005.

Retail turnover increased substantially by 5.4 percent in 2006, compared to the previous year.

Dutch retail turnover was 5.6 percent higher in November 2006 than in November 2005.

The sector hotels and restaurants reported a 4.5 percent higher turnover in the third quarter of 2006 than one year previously. Prices increased by nearly 2 percent, hence the volume of turnover rose by 2.5 percent.

Dutch retailers realised 9.7 percent more turnover in August 2006 than in the same month last year.

Retail turnover was 1.9 percent higher in July 2006 than in the same month last year.

The publication of a number of statistics has been postponed.

Hotels in the Netherlands did good business in the second quarter of 2006. Compared with the second quarter of 2005, they booked nearly 9 percent more turnover.

According to preliminary figures published by Statistics Netherlands, Dutch retail trade turnover in May 2006 was 12.3 percent up on May last year.

The Dutch retail trade in April 2006 was up by 5.0 percent on April 2005.

The hotel and restaurant sector did good business once again in the first quarter of 2006. In spite of the fact that Easter did not fall in the first quarter this year, turnover in this sector rose by 3.8 percent on the same period last year.

In February 2006 the turnover in retail trade was up by 4.5 percent on February 2005.

Dutch retailers realised 5.6 percent more turnover in January 2006 than in the same month last year.

Turnover in the hotel and restaurant sector was again higher in the fourth quarter of 2005 than in the same period twelve months previously. After corrections for price rises, the volume of turnover rose by 2.4 percent.

In the fourth quarter of 2005, retail turnover was 3.0 percent higher than in the last quarter of 2004. The non-food sector in particular performed well.

Dutch retailers realised 4.6 more turnover in November 2005 than in November 2004. This is the largest increase since October 2002. The volume of retail turnover was 5.2 percent larger than one year previously.

In October 2005 turnover in retail trade was 0.5 percent higher than twelve months ago. For the third month in a row, turnover increased in October.

The turnover of Dutch hotels and restaurants increased by 3.8 percent in the third quarter of 2005 compared to the same period in 2004. Prices in hotels and restaurants increased by an average of about 1.8 percent, which means that the turnover volume was about 1.9 percent higher.

In the third quarter of 2005 turnover in the Dutch retail trade was up by 0.6 percent on the same period of 2004. This turnover increase followed nine quarters of turnover losses.

Retail turnover was 3.5 percent higher in August 2005 than in the same month last year. Prices were 1.0 percent lower than twelve months previously.

Turnover in the Dutch retail trade in July was down by 3.6 percent on July 2004.

The hotel and restaurant sector booked 1.3 percent more turnover in the second quarter of 2005 than in the same period last year.

In the second quarter of 2005 turnover in Dutch retail trade was 2.4 percent down on the same period last year. For the ninth time in a row retail turnover was lower than in the previous quarter.

Turnover in Dutch retail trade in May was down by 4.7 percent on May 2004. Prices were 1 percent lower than in May 2004 as well, while turnover volume went down by 3.8 percent.

In April 2005 turnover in retail trade was 3.5 percent down on April 2004. Retailers have suffered turnover losses for two years now.

The hotel and restaurant sector booked 1.1 percent more turnover in the first quarter of this year than in the same quarter last year. This is the second quarter in a row that turnover in the hotel and restaurant sector was slightly higher than twelve months previously. The increase was realised by restaurants, pubs and hotels. Cafeterias suffered a loss in turnover in this period.

Retail turnover in the first quarter of 2005 was 3.2 percent lower than in the first quarter of 2004. This is now the eighth quarter in a row that retail turnover has fallen. Retail prices were 1.0 percent lower, while the volume of turnover was 2.2 percent smaller.

Turnover in the Dutch retail trade in February 2005 was down by 4 percent on February 2004. Retail prices fell by 1 percent during this period, while the turnover volume decreased by 3.1 percent. This lower turnover in February is a continuation of the negative development that started in the second quarter of 2003.

Retail turnover in the Netherlands was 8.1 percent down in January 2005 on the same month last year. Prices in the shops were 1.4 percent lower than twelve months previously. The volume of turnover was 6.8 percent smaller.

In the fourth quarter of 2004 the turnover of hotels and restaurants was 0.9 percent higher than in the same period of 2003. During the first three quarters of 2004 turnover had been 0.7 percent lower. Total turnover in 2004 was down by 0.3 percent on 2003.

In 2004 turnover in the Dutch retail trade was down by 2.1 percent on 2003. It is the second year in a row that the turnover of retailers fell. The prices in the shops were 1.5 percent lower than in 2003. The turnover volume fell by 0.5 percent. Turnover loss occurred in the food and non-food sectors.

Turnover in the retail trade was 2.8 percent down in November 2004 on twelve months previously. Shop prices fell by 1.4 percent in this period.

the turnover of the Dutch retail trade was 5.6 percent lower in October 2004 than in October 2003. So the slight improvements in turnover developments of the first nine months did not continue in October. The major losses in turnover in October occurred both in the food and the non-food sector. In the food sector the downturn in turnover is mainly due to lower prices, while sales were down in non-food.

In the third quarter the turnover of hotels and restaurants was down 0.4 percent on the same period in 2003. The decrease in the second quarter was 1.2 percent. Only fast food outlets saw a turnover increase in the third quarter.

The volume of turnover in the retail trade was 0.1 percent larger in the third quarter of this year than in the same period last year. In the five preceding quarters retail turnover was smaller than twelve months previously. The increase in the third quarter of 2004 was mainly on account of the food sector. In the non-food outlets the volume was smaller.

In August 2004, turnover in the Dutch retail trade was down by 5.6 percent on August 2003. This decrease is largely due to a less favourable shopping day pattern in August 2004 compared to 2003. Adjusted for this difference, however, turnover in the retail trade was slightly higher than in 2003.

In the second quarter of 2004 turnover in the hotels and restaurants sector was 1.5 percent down on the same quarter last year. In the first quarter turnover dropped by 0.8 percent.

In the second quarter of 2004, the Dutch retail trade saw its turnover go down by 2.7 percent compared to the same quarter of 2003. It is the fifth quarter in a row that the turnover of Dutch retail trade was lower than in the same quarter of the previous year. The decrease is not as great as in the preceding three quarters. In the fourth quarter of 2003, turnover fell by 4.6 percent, and in the first quarter of 2004 it was down by 3.7 percent on the year before.

Dutch retailers booked 7.4 percent less turnover in May 2004 than in the same month last year. Shop prices were 1.5 percent lower in May that twelve months previously. Turnover was negatively affected by the shopping day pattern compared with that in May 2003. After correction for this factor, turnover was around 1 percent lower than last year.

The hotel and restaurant sector booked 0.8 percent less turnover in the first quarter of this year than in the same period lat year. In the last quarter of 2003, turnover in this sector was still slightly higher than twelve months previously.

In April 2004 the turnover of the Dutch retail trade was 1.5 percent lower than in April 2003. Turnovers have been lower than in the same month of the previous year ever since March 2003. Retail prices in April were down by 1.4 percent on April 2003. Turnover volume stayed virtually the same. Turnover developments in the retail trade in April 2004 were positively influenced by a favourable shopping day pattern compared to April 2003.

Turnover in the Dutch retail trade was 3.6 percent lower in the first quarter of 2004 than in the same quarter in 2003. This is the fourth quarter in succession that retail turnover has fallen. The decrease in turnover was mainly on account of lower turnover in non-food shops. Consumers paid 1,2 percent less for their shopping in the first quarter; turnover volume was 2.4 percent smaller than twelve months previously. In March 2004 retail turnover was 3.3 percent lower than in March 2003.

In February 2004 the Dutch retail trade sold 4.9 percent less than in February 2003. Shopping became 1.1 percent cheaper during this period; turnover volume was down by 3.8 percent. It was the twelfth month in a row that retail turnover was down on the same month in the previous year.

Turnover in the retail sector was 3 percent down in January on the same month last year. Retail prices fell by 1 percent in this period, the volume was 2 percent smaller.

The turnover in the hotel and restaurant sector in the fourth quarter of 2003 was the same as in the corresponding quarter of 2002. In the first nine months of 2003, turnover dropped by 3 percent. Altogether, this resulted in a reduction of the total annual turnover by 2.4 percent compared to 2002.

In 2003 Dutch retail trade turnover was 3 percent down on 2002. The non-food sector was accountable for the drop in sales. Roughly 60 percent of the total retail turnover is realised in the non-food sector. In 2003 non-food sales fell by almost 6 percent, whereas shops selling food, beverages and tobacco saw their turnover rise by 1.5 percent compared to the previous year.

Dutch retail turnover was 8.5 percent lower in November 2003 than in the same month in 2002. Retail turnover has been decreasing since March 2003 when compared with twelve months previously. Average retail prices were hardly higher in November 2003 than in November 2002.