Retail trade turnover

Distance sales still on the rise in July

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Distance sales still on the rise in July

The volume of sales, excluding fuels, has slightly increased by 0.2 % in July 2020 compared to the same month last year. In the same period, and as is the case since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, the sharpest increase was registered for “Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet”, i.e. a rise of 10.1 %.

The sharpest decrease was registered for ‘Textiles, clothing and footwear’, i.e. a fall of 27.2 % compared to July 2019.

These indices are expressed with reference year 2015=100.

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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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