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 2018 compared to the corresponding period of previous year (at constant prices) was observed in entities from the group “others” (by 10.9% against a growth of 1.1% the year before).

A substantial increase in sales was also recorded in enterprises trading in solid, liquid and gaseous fuels (by 8.8%) and economic units classified into the group “other retail sale in non-specialized stores” (by 7.9%).

Within groups with a lower share in total retail sales, the highest increase in sales was noted by enterprises trading in textiles, clothing, footwear (by 20.7%).

In the period of January-February 2018[1] retail sales were by 8.1 higher than in the corresponding period of 2017 (against a growth of 7.0% the year before).


[1] Data concerns trade and non-trade enterprises employing more than 9 persons. Groups of enterprises were created on the basis of the Polish Classification of Activities (PKD 2007) and a given enterprise is included to a specific category by predominating kind of activity and according to its present organizational status in mentioned period. The recorded changes of rise or fall of the volume of retail sales in particular groups of enterprises activity may result from a change in the predominating kind of activity and organisational changes (e.g. a merger of enterprises). This does not have impact on the dynamics of the total retail sales.