Retail sales index - January 2024

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In January 2024 retail sales[1] at constant prices[2] were by 3.0% higher than the year before (against an increase of 0.1% in January 2023). Compared with December 2023, a decrease by 19.5% in retail sales was recorded.

In January 2024, a significant increase in retail sales (at constant prices) compared with the corresponding period of 2023 was recorded by entities from the following groups: “motor vehicles, motorcycles, parts” (by 22.0%), “others” (by 18.9%), “solid, liquid and gaseous fuels” (by 13.1%). Enterprises trading in food, beverages and tobacco products noted a drop by 0.6% . A decrease was also reported by entities selling textiles, clothing, footwear (by 24.7%) and furniture, radio, TV and household appliances (by 16.8%).

[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.

[2] Preliminary data

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