Retail sales - January 2019

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21.02.2019

In January 2019 retail sales  at constant prices were by 5.2% higher than the year before (against a growth of 7.7% in January 2018). Compared with December 2018 retail sales decreased by 18.9%.

Retail sales of goods by type of enterprise activity.

Among the groups with a significant share in total retail sales the highest increase in January 2019 compared to the corresponding period of 2018 (at constant prices) was observed in enterprises trading in solid, liquid and gaseous fuels” (by 6.0% against an increase of 1.2% the year before). Increased sales were also recorded in units selling food, beverages and tobacco products (by 5.2%) and entities conducting other retail sales in non-specialized stores (by 4.6%) as well as by units from group “others” (by 4.0%). 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 10.5%); “pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, orthopaedic equipment” (by 10.1%).The drop in retail sales was noted by units trading in motor vehicles, motorcycles, parts (by 0.9% against an increase of 18.1% the year before).

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