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Latvian retail sales up 5.9% in September

Matīss Žuravļevs Trade and Services Statistics Section, 29.10.2020.Print version
Calendar adjusted data (at constant prices) compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, compared to September 2019, in September 2020 total retail trade turnover rose by 5.9%. Turnover of retail trade in food products grew by 5.3%. Retail trade in non-food products (except for retail sale of automotive fuel) increased by 3.5%, but turnover of retail sale of automotive fuel – by 13.4%.

As compared to September 2019, the most notable turnover growth was registered in retail sale of electrical household appliances in specialised stores (of 32.9%), retail trade in pharmaceutical and medical goods (14.0%) and retail sale in non-specialised stores selling mainly non-food products (9.0%). Significant turnover decline was registered in retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet (of 19.5 %), retail sale in stalls or markets (14.1%) and retail sale of clothing, footwear and leather goods (7.8%).


Total retail trade turnover at current prices increased by 5.2% (not taking into account the calendar influence).




Compared to August, in September 2020, the total turnover of retail trade enterprises rose by 0.4%, according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices. Turnover of retail trade in food products grew by 0.5%. Retail trade in non-food products (except for retail sale of automotive fuel) increased by 0.4%, but turnover of retail sale of automotive fuel – by 0.1%.


As compared to the previous month, the most notable turnover growth was registered in retail sale of electrical household appliances in specialised stores (of 9.6%), retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet (5.7%) and retail trade in pharmaceutical and medical goods (2.2%). The largest turnover drop was registered in retail sale of clothing, footwear and leather goods (of 4.6%), retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores (3.7%) and retail sale in stalls or markets (3.1%).


Compared to August, in September 2020 the total retail trade turnover at current prices (not taking into account seasonality) decreased by 6.3%.






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