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.