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Volume of retail trade down 0.3% in euro area

Christian Fernsby ▼ | July 5, 2019
In May 2019 compared with April 2019, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade decreased 0.3% in the euro area (EA19) and 0.4% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
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European economies   May 2019 compared with April 2019
In April 2019, the retail trade volume decreased 0.1% both in the euro area and in the EU28.

In May 2019 compared with May 2018, the calendar adjusted retail sales index increased 1.3% both in the euro area and in the EU28.

Monthly comparison retail sector and Member State

In the euro area in May 2019, compared with April 2019, the volume of retail trade decreased 1.3% for automotive fuel, 0.5% for food, drinks and tobacco, and 0.1% for non-food products.

In the EU28, the retail trade volume decreased 1.6% for automotive fuel, 0.5% for food, drinks and tobacco, and 0.3% for nonfood products.

Among Member States for which data are available, the largest decreases in the total retail trade volume were registered in Croatia (-4.4%), Lithuania (-3.0%) and Sweden (-2.8%).

The highest increases were observed in Portugal (+1.5%), Spain (+1.1%) and Belgium (+1.0%).

Annual comparison retail sector and Member State

In the euro area in May 2019, compared with May 2018, the volume of retail trade increased 2.2% for non-food products, while it remained unchanged for food, drinks and tobacco and decreased 0.3% for automotive fuel.

In the EU28, the retail trade volume increased 2.5% for non-food products, 0.1% for food, drinks and tobacco, while automotive fuel decreased 0.9%.

Among Member States for which data are available, the highest yearly increases in the total retail trade volume were registered in Luxembourg (+7.4%), Ireland (+7.0%) and Slovenia (+5.6%).

The largest decreases were observed for Slovakia (-2.6%), Denmark (-1.7%) and Croatia (-1.4%).


 

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