Retail trade turnover

Retail trade recovery starts in May

Economic indicators
Retail trade recovery starts in May

In May 2020, the beginning of the de-confinement due to the COVID-19 crisis had an impact on the volume of sales in retail trade. The volume of sales, excluding fuels, has increased by 1.5 % compared to the same month last year. In the same period, the sharpest increase was again registered for “Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet”, i.e. a rise of 47.8 %.

We also notice significant increases in “Food, beverages and tobacco” and “Audio and video equipment, hardware, paints and glass, electrical household appliances, etc.” of respectively 10.8 % and 4.2 %.

The sales of “Automotive fuel in specialised stores” and “Textiles, clothing, footwear and leather goods” remain well below the values of last year with decreases of 30.3 % and 27.5 % respectively.

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Purpose and brief description

Evolution of the turnover in the retail trade.

Population

Enterprises carrying out a main economic activity in the division 47 of the NACE Rev. 2 (Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles)

Frequency

Monthly.

Timing of publication

Preliminary results available 30 days after the reference period; final results available 50 days after the reference period

Definitions

Economic activity (NACE-BEL): Official nomenclature with an "X" at the end of the number since the information is only available for 4 positions.

Deflated gross index: Deflated gross index of the turnover in the retail trade

Deflated index (SA-WDA): deflated index of the turnover in the retail trade, seasonnally adjusted and working day adjusted

Deflated index (WDA): deflated index of the turnover in the retail trade, working day adjusted

Gross index: gross index of the turnover in the retail trade

Index (SA-WDA): index of the turnover in the retail trade, seasonnally adjusted and working day adjusted

Index (WDA): index of the turnover in the retail trade, working day adjusted

Trend of the deflated index: trend of the deflated index of the turnover in the retail trade

Trend of the index: trend of the index of the turnover in the retail trade.

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