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Retail Trade - July 2015

Tropical temperatures did not prevent customers from shopping

Product Code: 120019-15

In July 2015, sales in retail trade after seasonal adjustment increased by 0.4% at constant prices, month-on-month. Working days adjusted sales increased by 6.7%, year-on-year, non-adjusted by 5.5%. All main assortment types of stores recorded growth.

Seasonally adjusted sales in retail trade except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (CZ‑NACE 47) increased by 0.4% at constant prices, month-on-month. Sales adjusted for calendar effects increased by 6.7%, year-on-year; non-adjusted increased by 5.5% (there was 1 working day less in July 2015 than in July 2014). Non-adjusted sales for sale of automotive fuel increased by 6.2%, for non-food goods by 6.0%, and for food by 4.7%, y-o-y.

The highest sales growth was recorded by retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet (+19.0%). Retail sale of cultural and recreation goods in specialised stores increased by 5.7%, dispensing chemist, medical and orthopaedic goods, cosmetic and toilet articles in specialised stores by 5.3%, retail sale of other household equipment in specialised stores by 5.0%, retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores increased by 4.4%, and retail sale of clothing and footwear by 1.8%. Sales for food were higher in retail sale in non‑specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating by 4.8% and in retail sale of food, beverages, and tobacco in specialised stores they increased by 3.2%.

The price deflator (CZ-NACE 47) related to the corresponding period of the previous year (VAT excluded) was 98.2%. It was influenced mainly by lower prices of automotive fuel and information and communication equipment. On the contrary, prices increased in stores with cultural and recreation goods, clothing and footwear, and dispensing chemist, medical and orthopaedic goods.

International comparison of retail sales development in the EU Member States is available at: (http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/short-term-business-statistics/publications/news-releases).

Seasonally adjusted sales for sale and repair of motor vehicles (CZ-NACE 45) decreased by 2.1% at constant prices, m-o-m. Year-on-year, sales adjusted for calendar effects increased by 9.3%. Non-adjusted sales increased by 6.0%, y-o-y; sales for sale of motor vehicles (including spare parts) increased by 6.3% and for repairs by 4.7%.

 

Notes:
Data for April to June 2015 have been revised in accordance with the CZSO revision policy. Data for July 2015 are preliminary. Final data for all months of 2015 will be available in June 2016 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: Jana Gotvaldová, phone number: (+420) 274 052 691,
e-mail: jana.gotvaldova@csu.gov.cz

Method of data acquisition: direct survey of the CZSO (SP1-12)
End of data collection:
26 August 2015
End of data processing: 31 August
2015
Related outputs: Fixed-base and y-o-y indices since 2000 and 2001 are available in time series (
https://csu.gov.cz/sales_indices_monthly_retail_trade_hotels_and_restaurants_time_series).
Next News Release will be published on: 7 October 2015

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