Retail sales September 2018

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In September 2018 retail sales1 at constant prices were by 3.6% higher than the year before (against a growth of 7.5% in September 2017). Compared with August this year retail sales decreased by 3.9%.

Retail sales of goods by type of enterprise activity

Among the groups with a significant share in total retail sales high increase in September 2018 compared to the corresponding period of previous year (at constant prices) was observed in enterprises from the group “others” (by 8.9% against a growth of 3.9% the year before) and by units trading in solid, liquid and gaseous fuels (by 8.2% against a growth of 3.6% the year before). Higher than average growth was reported by entities classified into the group “other retail sale in non-specialized stores” (by 4.5%). The decrease in retail sales was recorded by enterprises trading in motor vehicles, motorcycles, parts (by 4.3%) as well as selling food, beverages and tobacco products (by 0.9%). Within groups with a lower share in total retail sales, high growth was noted by units from groups: “pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, orthopaedic equipment” (by 9.1%) and “textiles, clothing, footwear” (by 8.9%). In the period of January-September 20182 retail sales were by 6.4% higher than in the corresponding period of previous year (against a growth of 7.2% in 2017).