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Retail trade turnover in Latvia increased by 7.6% in May 2012

Indra Feldmane, Statistics Latvia, 29.06.2012.Print version
Data of Central Statistical Bureau show that, compared to April, total retail trade turnover in May 2012 has grown by 2.1% (according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices). Retail sale of food has increased by 3.1%, whereas retail trade in non-food product has risen by 1.6%. In comparison with the month before, total retail trade turnover at current prices in May of this year has grown by 7.6% (not considering the seasonality).


Retail trade turnover indices (as % of average monthly turnover of 2005, at constant prices)

Compared to May 2011, total retail trade turnover in May 2012 has risen by 7.4%, according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices. Rise in food commodity group comprises 4.9%, while retail trade in non-food products has increased by 8.6%, of which retail sale of automotive fuel – by 3.3%.


In comparison with the corresponding month of the previous year, total retail trade turnover at current prices has risen by 8.1% (not taking into account the calendar influence).


Changes in retail trade enterprise turnover (as % of the corresponding month of the previous year, at constant
prices, calendar adjusted data)



Turnover indices of retail trade enterprises by main kind of economic activity (at constant prices)

 

I-V 2012 as % of I-V 2011

(calendar
adjusted)

V 2012 as % of

IV 2012 (seasonally adjusted)

V 2011

(calendar
adjusted)

Retail trade – total

109.9

102.1

107.4

 

retail sale of  food products, total

103.4

103.1

104.9

 

retail sale of  non-food products, total (excluding retail sate of automotive fuel)

115.8

102.2

110.4

 

 

retail sale in non-specialised stores selling mainly non-food products

95.5

99.1

94.3

 

 

retail sale of pharmaceutical and medical goods

107.4

102.1

103.2

 

 

retail sale of  textiles, clothing, footwear and leather ware

125.1

100.3

121.0

 

 

retail sale of hardware, paints and glass

116.7

102.0

109.6

 

 

retail sale of furniture, lighting equipment and other household articles in specialised stores

128.8

104.3

121.2

 

retail sale of automotive fuel

105.8

99.7

103.3

Sale of motor vehicles and motorcycles

103.6

95.4

91.9

 

More information on seasonally adjusted, calendar adjusted and non-adjusted retail trade turnover indices is available in the CSB database.






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