Retail sales data have been adjusted for the August shopping days pattern. Retail sales tend to vary from day to day. Disregarding the shopping day pattern, retail sales for August 2022 was 3.7 ppercent higher than in the same month last year.
|*excluding petrol stations and pharmacies|
Sales in the non-food area down 2.5 percent
In August, sales in the non-food sector declined 2.5 percentYear for year. Sales volume (price-adjusted) fell by 8.1 percent compared to the same month last year.
Personal care stores and leisure stores posted sales gains. However, consumer electronics and white goods stores, furniture and home furnishings stores, DIY products stores, kitchen and flooring stores, clothing stores, and footwear and leather goods stores all had fewer sales than 12 months earlier.
Grocery store sales up nearly 8 percent
Stores selling food, drink and tobacco reached 70.7 percentin August 2022 significantly more sales than in the same month last year. However, the volume of sales was 2.8 percentnot lower. Supermarket sales increased 8.9 p.erzen, while sales in specialist shops fell by 10.1 perCent.
|personal care products||8.3||12.3|
|DIY products, kitchens, floors||-4||-2.4|
|shoes and leather goods||-8.9||8.3|
|furniture and household items||-10.2||-6.6|
|* excluding petrol stations and pharmacies|
Online sales down 0.4 percent
Online sales declined in August 0.4 percents year after year. Web shops recorded a drop in sales of 2.6 pNew; Its core activity is the sale of goods and services via the Internet. Multichannel retailers (retailers who sell goods and services as a sideline via the internet) scored 2nd place0.7 perCent more sales in online sales.
Online sales of groceries and personal care products were higher in August than in August 2021. Online sales of the other subsectors were slightly lower than 12 months earlier.
|groceries and personal care products||5.7||5.3|
|clothing and fashion products||-1.9||26.9|
|Other Non-Food Products||-2.4||0.5|