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05.02.2019 18:26

Volume of retail trade down by 1.6% in euro area

According to estimates from Eurostat, in December 2018 compared with November 2018, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade decreased by 1.6% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.4% in the EU28. In November, the retail trade volume increased by 0.8% in the euro area and by 1.0% in the EU28.

In December 2018 compared with December 2017 the calendar adjusted retail sales index increased by 0.8% in the euro area and by 1.2% in the EU28.

The average retail trade for the year 2018, compared with 2017, rose by 1.4% in the euro area and by 2.0% in EU28.

In the euro area in December 2018, compared with November 2018, the volume of retail trade fell by 2.7% for nonfood products and by 0.3% for food, drinks and tobacco, while it increased by 0.5% for automotive fuel. In the EU28, the retail trade volume fell by 2.6% non-food products and by 0.4% for foods, drinks and tobacco, while it increased by 0.7% for automotive fuel.

In the euro area in December 2018, compared with December 2017, the volume of retail trade increased by 2.5% for automotive fuels, by 0.7% for food, drinks and tobacco and by 0.5% for non-food products. In the EU28, the retail trade volume increased by 3.3% for automotive fuel, by 1.2% for non-food products, and by 0.6% for food, drinks and tobacco.


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