Decrease of sales in retail trade in July

Economic indicators
Decrease of sales in retail trade in July

The volume of sales, excluding fuels, has decreased by 4.2% in July 2022 compared to the same month last year. In the same period, the sharpest increases were registered for ‘Other retail sale in non-specialised stores’, ‘Retail sale via stalls and markets’, ‘Textiles, clothing, footwear and leather goods in specialised stores’ and ‘Retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores’, i.e. increases of 10.3%, 9.6%, 8.9% and 5.0%, respectively.

The sharpest decreases were observed in ‘Automotive fuel in specialised stores’, ‘Retail sale in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating’, ‘Food, beverages and tobacco’ and ‘Other household equipment in specialised stores’, i.e. decreases of 11.7%, 7.9%, 7.7% and 6.9%, respectively.

These indices are expressed with reference year 2015=100.

From January 2021, following the new European FRIBS regulation (Regulation (EU) 2019/2152), breakdowns for retail trade have changed. Some breakdowns no longer exist and new ones have been implemented. Our methodology also changed: the main data source is the VAT declaration of enterprises to the FPS Finances, and no longer a survey. Only +/- 340 major enterprises will continue to answer the survey. The indices have been recalculated with the new methodology since 2010.