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Retail Trade - October 2015

Retail trade sales growth in all main assortment types of stores

Product Code: 120019-15

In October 2015, sales in retail trade after seasonal adjustment increased at constant prices by 1.0%, month-on-month. Working days adjusted sales increased by 6.8%, year‑on-year, non-adjusted by 5.6%.

Seasonally adjusted sales in retail trade except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (CZ‑NACE 47) increased at constant prices by 1.0%, month-on-month. Sales adjusted for calendar effects increased by 6.8%, year-on-year; non-adjusted sales increased by 5.6% (there was one working day less in October 2015 than in October 2014). Non-adjusted sales for sale of automotive fuel increased by 7.6%, year-on-year, for non-food goods they increased by 6.5%, y-o-y, and for food by 3.8%.

An increase was recorded by all main assortment types of stores. In non‑specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating, which are the most important in terms of their volume, sales increased by 3.9%. As for specialised stores, consumers were interested more in the assortment of clothing and footwear (growth by 10.4%), cultural and recreation goods (+7.4%), other household equipment (+6.7%), dispensing chemist, medical and orthopaedic goods, cosmetic and toilet articles (+5.0%), information and communication equipment (+4.7%), and food (+2.9%). Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet increased by 9.4%.

The price deflator (CZ-NACE 47) related to the corresponding period of the previous year (VAT excluded) was 97.0%. It was influenced mainly by lower prices of automotive fuel, information and communication equipment, food, and other household equipment. On the contrary, prices increased in stores with clothing and footwear, cultural and recreation goods, and dispensing chemist, medical and orthopaedic goods.

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).

Seasonally adjusted sales for sale and repair of motor vehicles (CZ-NACE 45) increased at constant prices by 1.2%, m-o-m. Sales adjusted for calendar effects increased by 14.7%, y-o-y. Non-adjusted sales increased by 11.2%, y-o-y, sales for sale of motor vehicles (including spare parts) increased by 12.0% and for repairs by 7.7%.


Data for July to September 2015 have been revised in accordance with the CZSO revision policy. Data for October 2015 are preliminary. Final data for all months of 2015 will be available in June 2016 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: Jana Gotvaldová, phone number: (+420) 274 052 691,e-mail: jana.gotvaldova@csu.gov.cz
Method of data acquisition: direct survey of the CZSO (SP1-12)
End of data collection: 26 November 2015
End of data processing: 1 December 2015
Related outputs: Fixed-base and y-o-y indices since 2000 and 2001 are available in time series (http://www.czso.cz/eng/redakce.nsf/i/sales_indices_monthly retail_trade_hotels_and_restaurants_time_series).
Next News Release will be published on: 12 January 2016