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Retail trade - July 2017

Sales in retail trade increased, y-o-y; in the m-o-m comparison they dropped

Product Code: 120019-17

In July 2017, seasonally adjusted sales in retail trade at constant prices decreased by 1.0%, month-on-month (m-o-m). Sales adjusted for calendar effects increased by 4.6%, year-on-year (y-o-y), the same as non-adjusted.  

Seasonally adjusted sales in retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (CZ‑NACE 47) decreased by 1.0% in July at constant prices, month-on-month. Sales for sale of food decreased by 1.4%, for automotive fuel by 0.7%, while sales for sale of non-food goods increased by 0.2%.

Sales in retail trade adjusted for calendar effects (at the same number of working days in both July 2017 and July 2016) increased by 4.6%, year-on-year; for sale of non-food goods sales increased by 6.8%, for sale of automotive fuel by 6.5%, and for food by 2.5%*).  

Non-adjusted sales in retail trade increased by 4.6%, y-o-y; sales for sale of non-food goods increased by 6.8%, sales for sale of automotive fuel increased by 6.5%, and for food by 1.3%*).  

The highest increase was in retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet (+15.3%). As for specialised stores with non-food goods, sales increased in the following: retail sale of information and communication equipment (+10.0%), retail sale of clothing and footwear (+8.2%), retail sale of cultural and recreation goods (+7.4%), and retail sale of other household equipment (+5.4%). In retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores sales increased by 2.0% and in retail sale in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating by 1.2%. On the contrary, a decrease in sales was recorded in retail sale of dispensing chemist and medical and orthopaedic goods in specialised stores (-0.4%).  

The price deflator (CZ-NACE 47) related to the corresponding period of the previous year (VAT excluded) was 101.6%. It was influenced mainly by higher prices of food and dispensing chemist and medical and orthopaedic goods. On the contrary, prices decreased in retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores and retail sale of other household equipment in specialised stores.

Seasonally adjusted sales for sale and repair of motor vehicles (CZ-NACE 45) decreased at constant prices by 2.2%, m-o-m. Sales both adjusted for calendar effects and non‑adjusted decreased by 2.1%, y-o-y. Sales for sale of motor vehicles (including spare parts) decreased by 3.5%, y‑o‑y, while sales for repair of motor vehicles increased by 3.8%, y‑o‑y.

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.


All data in the text of the News Release are at constant prices.
Data for April to June 2017 have been revised in compliance with the CZSO revision policy. Data for July 2017 are preliminary. Final data for all months of 2017 will be published in June 2018.
*) The difference between the data non-adjusted for calendar effects and the data adjusted for calendar effects for sale of food (at the same number of working days) was caused mainly by a different number of important and average days as for an amount of sales.

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 (
End of data collection: 28 August 2017
End of data processing: 31 August
Related outputs: Base indices 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: 6 October 2017