Retail sales - February 2019

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21.03.2019

In February 2019 retail sales at constant prices were by 5.6% higher than the year before (against a growth of 7.7% in February 2018). Compared with January 2019 retail sales decreased by 3.2%.

Retail sales of goods by type of enterprise activity

Among the groups with a significant share in total retail sales the highest increase in February 2019 compared to the corresponding period of 2018 (at constant prices) was observed in enterprises conducting other retail sales in non-specialized stores (by 13.5% against an increase of 7.9% the year before). A substantial increase in sales was also recorded in units trading in motor vehicles, motorcycles, parts (by 5.0%) as well as by entities from group “others” (by 4.7%). Within groups with a lower share in total retail sales higher than average increase  was reported by units from groups “furniture, radio, TV and household appliances” (by 13.8%) and “pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, orthopaedic equipment” (by 8.2%).

In the period of January-February 2019 retail sales y/y were by 5.4% higher (against a growth of 8.1% in 2018).

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