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Retail trade - June 2022

Second month of year-on-year decrease of sales

Product Code: 120019-22

Sales in retail trade decreased in real terms by 6.0%, year‑on‑year (y-o-y) in June; in the month-on-month (m-o-m) comparison, they increased by 0.2%.

Sales in retail trade, except of motor vehicles1) increased by 0.2% in real terms, month‑on‑month, in June. Sales for sale of food increased by 0.8% and for sale of non-food goods by 0.1%, whereas sales for sale of automotive fuel decreased by 1.3%.

Sales in retail trade decreased in real terms by 6.0%, year-on-year. Sales for sale of automotive fuel decreased by 7.6%, sales for sale of non-food goods by 6.1%, and sales for sale of food by 5.5%.

“Sales in retail trade decreased by 6.0%, year-on-year, in June. The decrease in sales was mainly contributed to by lower sale in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating and lower sale in retail sale of other household equipment in specialised stores. Only stores with pharmaceutical, medical, and drugstore/pharmacy goods recorded an increase,” Jana Gotvaldová, Head of the Trade, Transport, and Services Statistics Unit, says.

Sales in retail sale of clothing, footwear and leather goods in specialised stores decreased by 13.3%, in retail sale of cultural and recreation goods in specialised stores by 11.9%, in retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores by 11.3%, and in retail sale of other household equipment in specialised stores by 9.8%. On the other hand, increases of sales were recorded for dispensing chemist, medical and orthopaedic goods in specialised stores by 3.4% and by retail sale of cosmetic and toilet articles in specialised stores by 3.0%. Lower sales were reported by both the non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating (by 5.5%) and retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores (by 4.5%). In retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet2) sales decreased by 2.8%.

“For the second quarter in total, sales in retail trade decreased by 2.7%, year-on-year; sales for sale of food decreased by 3.8%, sales for sale of non-food goods dropped by 1.7%, and sales for sale of automotive fuel by 3.5%. However, when compared to the pre-covid period, the second quarter of 2019, sales in retail trade recalculated to a comparable price level increased by 1.4%,” Marie Boušková, Director of the Trade, Transport, Services, Tourism, and Environmental Statistics Department, adds.

Sales for sale and repair of motor vehicles3) stagnated in real terms, m-o-m, and in the y-o-y comparison they decreased by 7.2%. Sales decreased for both sale of motor vehicles (including spare parts) as well as for repair of motor vehicles.

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.


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Notes:

All data in the text of the News Release are at constant prices. The year-on-year development is published after having been adjusted for the influence of the number of working days (calendar effects). Month on‑month rates have also been seasonally adjusted. 
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 2022 have been revised in accordance with the CZSO revision policy. Data for June 2022 are preliminary. Final data for all months of 2022 will be published in March 2023.
Methodology: https://csu.gov.cz/methodology_monthly_sales_indices_in_trade_hotels_and_restaurants

1) CZ-NACE 47 – retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles
2) CZ-NACE 4791 – retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet
3) CZ-NACE 45 – wholesale and retail trade and 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, (+420) 735 130 284, 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 2022
End of data processing: 2 August 2022
Related outputs: time series in the Public database: (https://vdb.czso.cz/vdbvo2/faces/en/index.jsf?page=statistiky#katalog=31029).
Next News Release will be published on: 7 September 2022

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