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Retail Trade - August 2013

Sales for sale and repair of motor vehicles: A five-month growth

Product Code: r-9101-13




In August, sales in retail trade including the automotive segment after seasonal adjustment increased by 0.8% at constant prices, month-on-month. Working days adjusted sales increased by 1.3%, year-on-year. Non-adjusted sales decreased by 0.3%, y-o-y. The y-o-y sales decrease was reflected in retail trade excluding sale and repair of motor vehicles.

Seasonally adjusted sales in retail trade including sale and repair of motor vehicles increased in August at constant prices by 0.8%, month-on-month; working days adjusted sales increased by 1.3%, year-on-year. Non-adjusted sales decreased by 0.3%, y-o-y, at the lower number of working days (-1). The overall y-o-y decrease was influenced by drop of sales in the retail trade alone; growth in the automotive segment, on the contrary, contributed to slackening of the decrease (see Table 2).

Seasonally adjusted sales for sale and repair of motor vehicles (CZ-NACE 45) increased by 1.1% at constant prices, m-o-m. Year-on-year, working days adjusted sales increased by 7.0%. Year-on-year, non-adjusted sales increased by 4.0%; for sale of motor vehicles (including spare parts) they increased by 4.3% and for repairs they grew by 2.8%.

In retail trade including sale of automotive fuel (CZ-NACE 47) seasonally adjusted sales at constant prices increased by 1.0%, m-o-m; however, working days adjusted sales decreased by 0.8%, y-o-y. Non-adjusted sales decreased by 1.8%, y-o-y; for the automotive fuel sales dropped by 5.7%, for food they decreased by 1.6%, and for non-food goods by 0.8%.

Food sale dropped both in specialized and non-specialized stores (-7.3% and -1.2%, respectively). Sales dropped also in sale of dispensing chemist, medical and orthopaedic goods, cosmetic and toilet articles in specialised stores (-5.3%) and in retail sale of other household equipment in specialised stores (-1.8%). What continued to grow was the retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet (+19.3%) as well as sale of clothing and footwear in specialised stores (+7.1%), sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores (+3.6%), and retail sale of cultural and recreation goods in specialised stores (+1.1%).

The price deflator (CZ-NACE 47) related to the corresponding period of the previous year (VAT excluded) was 100.0%. The highest y-o-y growth of prices was recorded for food and dispensing chemist, medical and orthopaedic goods, cosmetic and toilet articles, while in most of non-food goods decreasing of prices continued, which was the most marked in the assortment of information and communication equipment.

International comparison of retail sales development in the EU Member States is available at: ( http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/eurostat/home).


Notes:
Data for August 2013 are preliminary; final data for all months of 2013 will be available in June 2014 at the latest.
Responsible head at the CZSO: Marie Boušková, phone number (+420) 274 052 935, e-mail: marie.bouskova@csu.gov.cz
Contact person: Marcela Mašátová, phone number (+420) 274 052 681, e-mail: marcela.masatova@csu.gov.cz
Method of data acquisition: direct survey of the CZSO (SP1-12)
End of data collection: 26 September 2013
End of data processing: 1 October 2013
Related outputs: Fixed-base and y-o-y indices since 2000 and 2001 are available in time series ( /sales_indices_monthly_retail_trade_hotels_and_restaurants_time_series )
Next News Release will be published on: 5 November 2013



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