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.
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%.