Decrease of sales in retail trade in September
The volume of sales in retail trade, excluding fuels, has decreased by 0.9% in September 2022 compared to the same month last year.
In the same period, the sharpest increases were registered for ‘Retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores’, ‘Textiles, clothing, footwear and leather goods in specialised stores’, ‘Other retail sale in non-specialised stores’ and ‘Retail trade not in stores, stalls or markets’, i.e. increases of 8.5%, 6.7%, 5.9% and 4.7%, respectively.
The sharpest decreases were observed in ‘Retail sale via stalls and markets’, ‘Retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores’, ‘Food, beverages and tobacco’ and ‘Retail sale in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating’, i.e. decreases of 18.8%, 5.6%, 5.3% and 5.3%, respectively.
From January 2021 and following the new European FRIBS regulation (Regulation (EU) 2019/2152), breakdowns at the retail level have changed. Some breakdowns no longer exist and new ones have been implemented. Our methodology has also been reviewed. So 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.
Purpose and brief description
Evolution of the turnover in the retail trade.
Enterprises carrying out a main economic activity in the division 47 of the NACE Rev. 2 (Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles)
Timing of publication
Preliminary results available 30 days after the reference period; final results available 50 days after the reference period
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.