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Retail Trade - June 2014

Growth of retail sales in all main assortment types of stores

Product Code: 120019-14




In June 2014, sales in retail trade including the automotive segment after seasonal adjustment increased by 2.5% at constant prices, month-on-month. Year-on-year, after adjustment for calendar effects, they increased by 6.4% and non-adjusted by 8.2%. Sales were increasing both in the automotive segment and in the retail trade alone.

Seasonally adjusted sales in retail trade including sale and repair of motor vehicles increased in June by 2.5% at constant prices, month-on-month. Sales adjusted for calendar effects increased by 6.4%, y-o-y. Non-adjusted sales increased above the level of the corresponding period of the previous year by 8.2% at a higher number of working days in June 2014 (+1) and lower comparison base of the previous year. Both the automotive segment and the retail trade alone contributed to the sales increase, see Table 2.

Seasonally adjusted sales for sale and repair of motor vehicles (CZ-NACE 45) increased by 6.0% at constant prices, m-o-m. Year-on-year, sales adjusted for calendar effects increased by 11.7%. Non-adjusted sales increased by 15.3%, y-o-y; for sale of motor vehicles (including spare parts) they grew by 15.4% and for repairs they increased by 14.9%.

In retail trade including sale of automotive fuel (CZ-NACE 47) seasonally adjusted sales increased at constant prices by 0.6%, m-o-m. Sales adjusted for calendar effects increased by 3.8%, y-o-y. Non-adjusted sales increased by 5.0%, y-o-y; sales for sale of non-food goods increased by 7.1%, sales for sale of food by 3.2%, and for automotive fuel by 2.4%.

Sales were higher in all main assortment types of stores. The highest growth of sales was recorded in retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores (+29.1%) and in retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet (+20.9%). Sales from retail sale of cultural and recreation goods in specialised stores increased by 11.5%, from retail sale of clothing and footwear in specialised stores by 8.7%, retail sale of other household equipment in specialised stores by 5.0%, retail sale of dispensing chemist, medical and orthopaedic goods, and cosmetic and toilet articles in specialised stores by 3.4%, and retail sale of food both in specialised and non-specialised stores (+3.3% and +3.2%, respectively).

The price deflator (CZ-NACE 47) related to the corresponding period of the previous year (VAT excluded) was 100.2%. Prices increased mainly in retail sale of clothing and footwear in specialised stores, dispensing chemist, medical and orthopaedic goods, and cosmetic and toilet articles in specialised stores, automotive fuel, while decrease of prices occurred in retail sale of information and communication equipment and other household equipment in specialised stores.

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).

For the entire Q2 2014, sales in retail trade including the automotive segment increased by 4.5% at constant prices, y-o-y (at the same number of working days in the Q2 2013 and Q2 2014); in the automotive segment sales increased by 7.8% and in the retail trade alone (including sale of automotive fuel) by 3.0%. Sales for food increased by 3.9%, for non-food goods by 2.9%, and for automotive fuel by 1.0%.


Notes:
Data for June 2014 are preliminary; final data for all months of 2014 will be available in June 2015 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: 28 July 2014
End of data processing: 31 July 2014
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: 4 September 2014



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