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Retail trade - June 2021

Sales in retail trade increased

Product Code: 120019-21

In June, sales adjusted for calendar effects increased by 7.1% in real terms (at constant prices), year‑on‑year (y-o-y). Non-adjusted sales increased by 7.2%, y-o-y. Seasonally adjusted sales in retail trade increased by 0.6%, month-on-month (m-o-m).

Seasonally adjusted sales in retail trade, except of motor vehicles1) increased in real terms (at constant prices) by 0.6%, m-o-m, in June. Sales for sale of automotive fuel increased by 3.7%, sales for sale of food by 0.4%, and sales for sale of non-food goods increased by 0.1%.

Sales in retail trade adjusted for calendar effects (June 2021 had the same number of working days as June 2020) increased by 7.1%2), y-o-y. Sales for sale of non-food goods increased by9.9%, sales for sale of automotive fuel by 6.6%, and sales for sale of food by 3.3%2).

Non-adjusted sales in retail trade increased by 7.2%2), y-o-y. Sales for sale of non-food goods increased by 9.9%, sales for sale of automotive fuel by 6.6%, and sales for sale of food by 3.5%2).

Sales increased in all main assortment types of stores. Sales increased in the following: retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores (by 24.0%), retail sale of cosmetic and toilet articles in specialised stores (by 11.4%), retail sale of clothing, footwear and leather goods in specialised stores (by 10.8%), dispensing chemist, medical and orthopaedic goods in specialised stores (by 7.0%), retail sale of other household equipment in specialised stores (by 6.8%), and retail sale of cultural and recreation goods in specialised stores (by 0.2%). In retail sale in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating sales increased by 3.6% and in retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores by 2.2%. Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet3) reported a y-o-y growth of sales by 14.5%.

The price deflator in retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles related to the corresponding period of the previous year (VAT excluded) was 102.6%. It was mainly influenced by higher prices of automotive fuel, cultural and recreation goods, clothing, footwear and leather goods, other household equipment, dispensing chemist, medical and orthopaedic goods, and food. Conversely, prices of cosmetic and toilet articles and of information and communication equipment decreased.

Seasonally adjusted sales for sale and repair of motor vehicles4) decreased in real terms (at constant prices) by 2.1%, m-o-m, and sales adjusted for calendar effects increased by 15.7%, y-o-y. Non-adjusted sales increased by 15.7%, y-o-y; sales for sale of motor vehicles (including spare parts) increased by 17.7%, y‑o-y, and sales for repair of motor vehicles increased by 8.7%, y‑o‑y.

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

For the whole Q2 2021, sales in retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles1) adjusted for calendar effects increased in real terms (at constant prices) by 7.2%, y-o-y; non-adjusted sales increased by 8.1% (there were two working days more in the Q2 2021 compared to the corresponding period of the previous year). Non-adjusted sales for sale of non‑food goods increased by 12.4%, y-o-y, for sale of automotive fuel by 11.3%, y-o-y, and for sale of food non-adjusted sales increased by 1.5%, y-o-y. Sales for sale and repair of motor vehicles4) adjusted for calendar effects increased by 37.0%, y-o-y; non‑adjusted ones increased by 39.9%. Non‑adjusted sales for sale of motor vehicles (including spare parts) increased by 43.5%, y‑o‑y, and non-adjusted sales for repair of motor vehicles increased by 27.5%, y-o-y.

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Notes:
All data in the text of the News Release are at constant prices.
Enterprises are classified to the economic activity according to their principal (prevailing) activity, which is such an activity, from which the enterprise gets the highest value added.
Data for May 2021 have been revised in accordance with the CZSO revision policy. Data for June 2021 are preliminary. Final data for all months of 2021 will be published in March 2022.
We point out that since the way estimates for non-surveyed part of the sample are made has changed, previously released data may be revised more.

1) CZ-NACE 47 – retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles
2) The difference between the development of adjusted and non-adjusted sales for sale of food was mainly caused by a different number of the above average and average selling days (as for the volume of sale).  
3) CZ-NACE 4791 – retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet
4) CZ-NACE 45 – wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles

Responsible head at the CZSO: Marie Boušková, Director of the Trade, Transport, Services, Tourism, and Environmental Statistics Department, phone number: (+420) 274 052 935, (+420) 732 349 448, e-mail: marie.bouskova@csu.gov.cz
Contact person: Jana Gotvaldová, Head of the Trade, Transport, and Services 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 July 2021
End of data processing: 2 August 2021
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: 7 September 2021

 

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