This is an archived release.
Reduced food sales in July
In July the retail trade sub-index for non-specialised stores with mainly food, beverages and tobacco dropped by 6.4 per cent in terms of volume compared with the same month of 1999. In terms of value the index decreased by 4.6 per cent.
The turnover of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores shrank by 4.1 per cent in terms of volume from July 1999 to July 2000. The volume of retail sales through other means of distribution, by contrast, surged by 17.6 per cent during the same period. Increased turnover of mail-order companies contributed most strongly to this development. Turnover of other new merchandise, including clothes, shoes, appliances, furniture and construction materials rose by 2.5 per cent in terms of volume during the 12-months period ending in July, 2000.
2.1 per cent reduction of retail sales
From July 1999 to July 2000 the volume index dropped by 2.1 seasonally adjusted, while the non-adjusted index dropped by 2 per cent in the same period, representing a change of 0.5 per cent from preliminary numbers. Retail sales, as referred to in this context, exclude motorised vehicles and gasoline. During the first seven months of 2000 the non-adjusted volume index grew by 3.7 per cent compared with the period January-July 1999.
|Retail Sales indices. July 2000. 1995=100|
|July 2000||Per cent|
|June-July 2000||July 1999-July 2000||Aug. 1998-July 1999-Aug 1999-July 2000||January -July 1999-January -July 2000|
|Retail sales value index : Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol||126,2||-0,6||4,7||5,3|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||116,2||-2,0||3,0||3,7|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers||117,1||-2,1||1,2||2,9||3,5|