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The food retail sector grew by 0.3%. Non-food retail sales, excluding automobile fuel retail, decreased 7.3% and fuel retail decreased 2.6%.

In comparison with November 2020, saw the strongest sales growth in retail sales through mail order houses or on the Internet (up 35.1%) and in retail sales of pharmaceutical and medical products (up 6.2%). The decline in sales occurred in the retail trade with cultural and leisure goods (by 15.5%), the retail trade with hardware, building tools and materials as well as sanitary equipment (by 14.9%) and the retail trade with clothing, shoes and leather goods (14.6%) ). ).

Total retail sales at current prices excluding calendar days increased 5.9%.

November 2021 compared to OctoberAccording to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices, retail sales decreased by 3.6%. Grocery retailing fell 1.4%. Non-food retail excluding fuel retail decreased 5.3% and fuel retail decreased 4%.

Compared to the previous month, the strongest growth in sales was recorded this year in retail via mail order houses or on the Internet (11.2%), in retail with household appliances (4.8%) and in specialist retail with third-party sales. Food (3.6%). The largest drop in sales was recorded in retail sales via stands and markets (20.9%), retail sales of clothing, shoes and leather goods (19.4%) and sales to retail sales of pharmaceutical and medical products (9.4%).

In November 2021, total retail sales at current prices excluding seasonality decreased 5.4% compared to October.

In November, food retail sales grew slightly faster than before and were 2.6% higher than in November 2020.

Retail fuel billing at petrol stations in November was similar to the previous month, down 2.4% compared to November 2020.

In general, retail sales increased 1.8% in January-November this year, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MoE).

Non-food retail increased 1.7%, fuel retail increased 6%, while food retail remained nearly unchanged at 0.4%.

The MoE predicts that the future situation of the retail trade will also be affected by the spread of the Covid-19 infection and measures to contain it. Citizens continue to be encouraged to take advantage of distance selling and, consequently, to visit points of sale less frequently.

CONTEXT:

Retail sales are in October 2021 compared to October 2020 down by 2.3%. Sales in September compared to September 2020 up 3.9%. Sales in August compared to August 2020 3.7% increased. In July, compared to July last year, increased by 4.8%, Retail in June Invoicing up 5.9%. In May and April, however, annual retail sales fell. by 3.2% to 15.6%due to the Covid-19 crisis and the measures taken to contain the spread of the infection. Retail sales increased annually in March 2021. by 3.2%, but in February of this year the time had come 8.5% less than a year ago. Also in January 2021 January annual retail sales down by 8.9%.

In 2020 compared to 2019 is retail sales increased by 1.5%. On the other hand, retail sales increased in 2019 compared to 2018 by 2.3%.


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