Decrease of sales in retail trade in June

Economic indicators
Decrease of sales in retail trade in June

The volume of sales in retail trade, excluding fuels, has decreased by 7.4% in June 2022 compared to the same month last year. In the same period, the sharpest increases were registered for ‘Retail sale via stalls and markets’, ‘Dispensing chemist; retail sale of medical and orthopaedic goods, cosmetic and toilet articles in specialised stores’ and ‘Retail sale of other goods in specialised stores’, i.e. increases of 33.6%, 6.4% and 1.3%, respectively.

The sharpest decreases were observed in ‘Retail trade not in stores, stalls or markets’, ‘Other household equipment in specialised stores’, ‘Retail sale in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating’ and ‘Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet’ i.e. decreases of 12.8%, 12.0%, 8.9% and 8.8%, 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 has 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.