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Retail trade - October 2017

Sales in retail trade decreased, m-o-m, and increased, y-o-y

Product Code: 120019-17

In October 2017, seasonally adjusted sales in retail trade at constant prices decreased by 1.6%, month-on-month (m-o-m). Sales adjusted for calendar effects increased by 3.9%, year-on-year (y-o-y). Non-adjusted sales increased by 6.3%, y-o-y. The increase of non-adjusted sales was influenced also by a higher number of working days compared to the previous year.

Seasonally adjusted sales in retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (CZ‑NACE 47) decreased by 1.6% in October at constant prices, month-on-month. Sales for sale of food and sales for sale of non-food goods decreased by 1.3% (both the same); sales for automotive fuel decreased by 0.6%.

Sales in retail trade adjusted for calendar effects increased by 3.9%, year-on-year; sales for sale of automotive fuel increased by 6.1%, sales for non-food goods by 5.1%, and sales for food by 1.8%. October 2017 had 2 working days more than October 2016.

Non-adjusted sales in retail trade increased by 6.3%, y-o-y; sales for automotive fuel increased by 8.9%, sales for sale of non-food goods increased by 8.5%, and for food by 2.1%.

The highest growth rate was reported again by retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet (+20.4%). In non-food assortment, sale increased in the following: retail sale of information and communication equipment (+11.5%), retail sale of cultural and recreation goods (+8.3%), retail sale of other household equipment in specialised stores (+8.2%), and retail sale of dispensing chemist, medical and orthopaedic goods, and cosmetic and toilet articles in specialised stores (+5.7%). Retail sale of clothing and footwear stagnated (growth by 0.1%). In retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores sales increased by 6.5% and in retail sale in non‑specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating they increased by 1.8%.

The price deflator (CZ-NACE 47) related to the corresponding period of the previous year (VAT excluded) was 102.0%. It was influenced mainly by higher prices of food, dispensing chemist and medical and orthopaedic goods, and automotive fuel. On the contrary, prices decreased in retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores, retail sale of cultural and recreation goods, retail sale of clothing and footwear, and retail sale of other household equipment in specialised stores.

Seasonally adjusted sales for sale and repair of motor vehicles (CZ-NACE 45) decreased at constant prices by 0.3%, m-o-m. Sales adjusted for calendar effects increased by 1.7%, y-o-y. Non-adjusted sales increased by 8.5%, y-o-y; sales for repair of motor vehicles increased by 12.1% and sales for sale of motor vehicles (including spare parts) increased by 7.8%, 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.
 

 

Notes:
All data in the text of the News Release are at constant prices.

Data for October 2017 are preliminary. Final data for all months of 2017 will be published in June 2018.
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: 28 November 2017
End of data processing: 1 December 2017
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: 11 January 2018

 

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