Retail sales up nearly 2 percent in August

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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.

Retail sales* (adjusted for shopping days)
2015 January 1.4
2015 February 2.4
2015 march 1.4
2015 April 1.6
2015 Can 1.4
2015 June 4
2015 July 2.9
2015 August 1
2015 September 5
2015 October 2.4
2015 November 1.1
2015 December 2.8
2016 January 1.5
2016 February 2.2
2016 march 1.5
2016 April 0.8
2016 Can 3.5
2016 June 1.4
2016 July 2.8
2016 August 2.1
2016 September 0.4
2016 October 5.2
2016 November 5
2016 December 2.3
2017 January 5
2017 February 2.9
2017 march 4.6
2017 April 4.3
2017 Can 3.8
2017 June 4.5
2017 July 4.5
2017 August 4.5
2017 September 5.8
2017 October 1.5
2017 November 5.4
2017 December 3.7
2018 January 3.6
2018 February 3
2018 march 1.7
2018 April 5.7
2018 Can 3.7
2018 June 3.2
2018 July 3.8
2018 August 3.5
2018 September 1.9
2018 October 3.4
2018 November 4.2
2018 December 2.6
2019 January 1.5
2019 February 4.1
2019 march 4.1
2019 April 1.9
2019 Can 2.6
2019 June 3.1
2019 July 3
2019 August 2.9
2019 September 4.4
2019 October 3.6
2019 November 2.4
2019 December 5.2
2020 January 3.5
2020 February 4.9
2020 march 3.4
2020 April -1
2020 Can 8.6
2020 June 10.2
2020 July 9.2
2020 August 10.2
2020 September 7.3
2020 October 7.2
2020 November 10.1
2020 December -3.4
2021 January -6.1
2021 February -2.8
2021 march 6.6
2021 April 9.7
2021 Can 9.5
2021 June 5.6
2021 July 2.8
2021 August 3.3
2021 September 4.2
2021 October 6.8
2021 November 5.3
2021 December 6.4
2022 January 18.1
2022 February 15.3
2022 march 8.4
2022 April 8.3
2022 Can 1.5
2022 June 0.7
2022 July 5.1
2022 August 1.7
2022
*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.

Turnover sectors retail* (adjusted for shopping days)
total food 7.7 7.3
supermarkets 8.9 7.9
specialty shops -1.1 3.1
Absolute non-food -2.5 3.6
personal care products 8.3 12.3
leisure items 1.3 3.1
consumer electronics -2 -1.6
DIY products, kitchens, floors -4 -2.4
dress -6.4 13.7
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.

Online sales by sub-sector
In total -0.4 3.7
groceries and personal care products 5.7 5.3
clothing and fashion products -1.9 26.9
consumer electronics -1.9 -7.0
Other Non-Food Products -2.4 0.5
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