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Retail Trade - January 2011

Growth of the sale of motor vehicles the second highest for the last 3 years

Product Code: r-9101-11




In January, sales in retail trade including sale and repair of motor vehicles after seasonal, calendar and working day adjustment increased at constant prices by 4.8%, month-on-month; only working days adjusted (WDA) increased by 5.1%, year-on-year. The y-o-y increase of seasonally non-adjusted sales in retail trade including sale and repair of motor vehicles by 6.8%, y-o-y, was influenced mainly by sale of motor vehicles and non-food goods. There was also a partial influence of 1 working day more in January 2011 compared to January 2010.

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After seasonal, calendar and working day adjustment sales in retail trade including sale and repair of motor vehicles increased in January by 4.8%, at constant prices, m-o-m; only working days adjusted increased by 5.1%, year-on-year. The increase of seasonally non-adjusted sales in retail trade including sale and repair of motor vehicles by 6.8%, y-o-y, was influenced mainly by sale of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+4.2 percentage points) and non-food goods (+2.6 p.p.) and slightly also by sale of food (+0.4 p.p.); there was also an influence of a higher number of working days (+1). On the contrary, a negative influence on the sales development came from the sale of automotive fuel (-0.9 p.p.; see Table 2).

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Seasonally adjusted sales in sale and repair of motor vehicles (CZ-NACE 45) increased by 8.9% at constant prices, m-o-m, and in the year-on-year comparison, adjusted for working days, they increased by 15.4%. Seasonally non-adjusted sales increased by 19.2%, y-o-y, of which for sale of motor vehicles and motorcycles (including spare parts) it was by 20.3% and for maintenance and repair of motor vehicles by 13.1%. The highest y-o-y growth of sales was influenced to a large extent by a low comparison basis (January sales in 2010 were under the level of the year 2006; the values of the year 2008 were not reached even in January 2011) and also continuing special offers.

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In retail sale including sale of automotive fuel (CZ-NACE 47) seasonally adjusted sales at constant prices increased by 3.1%, m-o-m; WDA increased by 1.5%, y-o-y. Seasonally non-adjusted sales increased by 2.7%, y-o-y, of which sales for non-food goods increased by 7.1%, for sale of food by 1.3%, for sale of automotive fuel, on the contrary, decreased by 7.7%.

Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet was growing the fastest (+21.0%). A marked sales increase was recorded in retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores (+14.2%), and retail sale of clothing, footwear and leather goods in specialised stores (+12.1%). The growth of retail sale of other household equipment in specialised stores by 6.3% was the highest for the last 28 months. Compared to January 2010, better results were also in retail sale of cultural and recreation goods in specialised stores (+5.4%), and dispensing chemist, medical and orthopaedic goods, and cosmetic and toilet articles in specialised stores (+4.2%). Sales in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating increased by 1.5%; of that, enterprises with 100+ employees (to which also retail chains belong) recorded a sales increase by 3.0%. Besides the already mentioned retail sale of automotive fuel in specialised stores, sales dropped also in retail sale via stalls and markets (-13.6%), in other retail sale in non-specialised stores (-3.6%), in retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores (-1.4%), retail sale of second-hand goods in stores, and other retail sale not in stores, stalls or markets (both the same -1.0%).

The price deflator related to the corresponding period of the previous year was 101.1%. Continuing significant price increase was recorded in retail sale of automotive fuel in specialised stores (+11.8%), markedly smaller increase was reported for prices of goods sold in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating (+2.2%), and dispensing chemist and medical and orthopaedic goods in specialised stores (+0.3%). The biggest price drops were reported for prices of information and communication equipment in specialised stores (-7.6%), and clothing, footwear and leather goods in specialised stores (-3.7%).

In January 2011, according to data released by Eurostat, seasonally adjusted retail sales (CZ-NACE 47) in the EU27 increased by 0.6% at constant prices, month-on-month; working day adjusted sales increased by 1.9%, year-on-year. The fastest increases of sales were reported for Poland (+13.1%), United Kingdom (+5.6%), and France (+4.3%), while the deepest decrease of sales was in Malta (-9.7%), Romania (-5.8%), and Portugal (-5.4%).




Methodological note:
Responsible head: Marie Boušková, phone (+420) 27405293 5, e-mail: marie.bouskova@csu.gov.cz
Contact person: Marcela Mašátová, phone (+420) 274052681, e-mail: marcela.masatova@csu.gov.cz
Method of data acquisition: direct surveys of the CZSO (SP1-12)
End of data collection: 8 March 2011
End of data processing: 11 March 2011
Data for January 2011 are preliminary; final data for all months of 2011 will be available in June 2012 at the latest.
From the year 2011, Graph No. 2 is newly included: “Retail trade turnover (CZ-NACE 47) - international comparison”.
Related publications: Base and y-o-y indices from 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 4 April 2011.



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