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Volume of retail trade up 1.0% in euro area

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | January 9, 2020
In November 2019 compared with October 2019, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade increased 1.0% in the euro area (EA19) and 0.6% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
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In October 2019, the retail trade volume decreased 0.3% in the euro area and 0.2% in the EU28.

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In November 2019 compared with November 2018, the calendar adjusted retail sales index increased 2.2% in the euro area and 1.9% in the EU28.

Monthly comparison retail sector and Member State

In the euro area in November 2019, compared with October 2019, the volume of retail trade increased 1.4% for non-food products and 0.7% for food, drinks and tobacco, while automotive fuels decreased 1.0%.

In the EU28, the volume of retail trade increased 0.9% for non-food products and 0.5% for food, drinks and tobacco while automotive fuels decreased 0.8%.

Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in the total retail trade volume were registered in Poland (+3.3%), Belgium (+2.7%) and Latvia (+2.6%).

The largest decreases were observed in the United Kingdom (-1.7%), Ireland (-0.9%) and Finland (-0.5%).

Annual comparison retail sector and Member State

In the euro area in November 2019, compared with November 2018, the volume of retail trade increased 3.1% for non-food products and 1.7% for food, drinks and tobacco while automotive fuel decreased 1.4%.

In the EU28, the retail trade volume increased 2.5% for non-food products and 1.7% 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 Hungary (+7.3%), Romania (+6.5%) and Poland (+5.9%).

The largest decreases were observed in Slovakia (-4.0%), Slovenia (-2.0%) and the United Kingdom (-1.0%).

The euro area (EA19) includes Belgium, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia and Finland.

The European Union (EU28) includes Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechia, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Croatia, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom.


 

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