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Retail Trade - September 2016

Retailers successful, sales were increasing

Product Code: 120019-16

In September 2016, seasonally adjusted sales in retail trade at constant prices increased by 0.6%, month-on-month (m-o-m). Sales adjusted for calendar effects increased by 4.7%, year‑on‑year (y-o-y), the same as non-adjusted.  

Seasonally adjusted sales in retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (CZ‑NACE 47) increased by 0.6% in September at constant prices, month-on-month. Sales adjusted for calendar effects increased by 4.7%, year-on-year; non-adjusted sales recorded the same growth (September 2016 and 2015 had the same number of working days). Non‑adjusted sales for sale of automotive fuel increased by 7.6%, y-o-y, for sale of non-food goods by 4.7%, y-o-y, and for sale of food by 3.6%.

The highest growth rate was recorded as usually by retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet (by 21.5%). Sales were increasing also in retail sale of cultural and recreation goods in specialised stores (+5.8%), dispensing chemist, medical and orthopaedic goods, and cosmetic and toilet articles in specialised stores (+4.6%), and other household equipment in specialised stores (+4.2%). Sales in retail sale in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating increased by 3.6% and in retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores by 3.4%. On the contrary, sales decreases were reported by retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores (-5.9%) and clothing and footwear (-1.7%).

The price deflator (CZ-NACE 47) related to the corresponding period of the previous year (VAT excluded) was 99.0%. It was influenced mainly by lower prices of automotive fuel, food, information and communication equipment, and other household equipment in specialised stores. On the contrary, prices increased in retail sale of cultural and recreation goods, clothing and footwear.

Seasonally adjusted sales for sale and repair of motor vehicles (CZ-NACE 45) decreased at constant prices by 1.4%, m-o-m. Sales adjusted for calendar effects as well as non‑adjusted increased by 4.0%, y-o-y. Non-adjusted sales for sale of motor vehicles (including spare parts) increased by 3.5%, y-o-y, and for repair by 6.0%, 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).

For the entire Q3 2016, in retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (CZ‑NACE 47) sales adjusted for calendar effects increased at constant prices by 5.1%, y‑o-y, non-adjusted by 4.7% (in the Q3 2016, compared to the corresponding period of the previous year, there was 1 working day less). Non-adjusted sales for sale of automotive fuel increased by 6.8%, y-o-y, for non-food goods by 6.6%, and for food by 1.5%. For sale and repair of motor vehicles (CZ-NACE 45) sales adjusted for calendar effects increased by 6.5%, y-o-y, non-adjusted increased by 5.2%. Non-adjusted sales for sale of motor vehicles (including spare parts) increased by 5.3%, y-o-y, and for repair by 5.0%, y-o-y.

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Notes:

Data for September 2016 are preliminary. Final data for all months of 2016 will be available in June 2017 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:
27 October 2016
End of data processing: 2 November
2016
Related outputs: Fixed-base and y-o-y indices since 2000 and 2001 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: 6 December 2016

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