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Retail trade - July 2018

Sales in retail trade continued to grow

Product Code: 120019-18

In July 2018, sales adjusted for calendar effects increased at constant prices by 4.4%, year‑on‑year (y-o-y); non-adjusted sales increased by 5.6%, y-o-y. Seasonally adjusted sales in retail trade increased by 0.7%, month-on-month (m-o-m).

Seasonally adjusted sales in retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (CZ‑NACE 47) increased in July by 0.7% at constant prices, month-on-month. Sales for sale of food increased by 1.1%, for non‑food goods by 0.9%, and for sale of automotive fuel by 0.5%.

Sales in retail trade adjusted for calendar effects increased by 4.4%, year-on-year; sales for sale of non-food goods increased by 7.0%, sales for automotive fuel by 3.9%, and for food by 3.0%. July 2018 had one working day more than July 2017.

Non-adjusted sales in retail trade increased by 5.6%, y-o-y. Sales for sale of non-food goods increased by 8.8%, for automotive fuel by 5.3%, and for food by 2.2%.

The highest growth rate was recorded in sale via mail order houses or via Internet (+25.0%). In non-food assortment, sale was increasing in retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores (+10.8%), retail sale of cultural and recreation goods in specialised stores (+9.1%), retail sale of dispensing chemist, medical and orthopaedic goods, and cosmetic and toilet articles in specialised stores (+8.4%), retail sale of clothing and footwear in specialised stores (+5.9%), and sale of other household equipment in specialised stores (+5.7%). Retail sale in non‑specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating increased by 2.4%, while retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores dropped by 1.0%.

The price deflator (CZ-NACE 47) related to the corresponding period of the previous year (VAT excluded) was 101.2%. It was influenced mainly by higher prices of automotive fuel, dispensing chemist, medical and orthopaedic goods, cosmetic and toilet articles, food, and other household equipment. On the contrary, prices decreased in retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores, retail sale of clothing and footwear, and retail sale of cultural and recreation goods in specialised stores.

Seasonally adjusted sales for sale and repair of motor vehicles (CZ-NACE 45) increased at constant prices by 0.5%, m-o-m. Sales adjusted for calendar effects increased by 6.9%, y-o-y. Non-adjusted sales increased by 10.4%, y-o-y; sales for sale of motor vehicles (including spare parts) increased by 11.0%, y-o-y, and sales for repair of motor vehicles by 8.2%, 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.

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Notes:

All data in the text of the News Release are at constant prices.
Data for July 2018 are preliminary. Final data for all months of 2018 will be published in June 2019.
Responsible head at the CZSO:
Marie Boušková, Director of the Services Statistics Department, phone number: (+420) 274 052 935,
e-mail: marie.bouskova@csu.gov.cz

Contact person: Jana Gotvaldová, Head of the Trade, Transport, and Information Service Activities Statistics Unit, phone number: (+420) 274 052 691
e-mail:
jana.gotvaldova
@csu.gov.cz
Method of data acquisition: direct survey of the CZSO (
SP 1-12)
End of data collection: 28 August 2018
End of data processing: 31 August
2018
Related outputs: Base indices and y-o-y indices since 2000 and 2001, respectively, 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: 8 October 2018

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