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Retail trade in Czech Republic increased 0.6%

Staff writer ▼ | February 5, 2016
In December 2015, sales in retail trade in Czech Republic after seasonal adjustment increased at constant prices by 0.6%, month-on-month (m-o-m).
Czech Republic
Czech trade   Working days adjusted sales increased by 5.5%
Working days adjusted sales increased by 5.5%, year‑on-year (y-o-y), non-adjusted by 6.7%. For the entire year 2015, sales in retail trade increased by 5.9%, y-o-y, which was the highest growth since 2008.

Seasonally adjusted sales in retail trade except of motor vehicles and motorcycles (CZ‑NACE 47) increased at constant prices by 0.6%, month-on-month. Sales adjusted for calendar effects increased by 5.5%, year-on-year; non-adjusted sales increased by 6.7% (there was one working day more in December 2015 than in December 2014).

Non-adjusted sales for sale of automotive fuel increased by 12.5%, year-on-year, for non-food goods they increased by 6.5%, y-o-y, and for food by 5.5%.

The same as in previous months, sales grew the most in retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet (by 16.7%).

Increase of sales was reported by all assortment types of specialized non-food stores, namely with dispensing chemist, medical and orthopaedic goods, and cosmetic and toilet articles (by 7.0%), with other household equipment (by 5.8%), clothing and footwear (by 5.3%), information and communication equipment (by 3.8%), and with cultural and recreation goods (by 2.0%).

Growth of sales in retail trade was also contributed to by increased sale of food in both non-specialized and specialized stores (by 5.6% and 3.6%, respectively).