Subscribe Login
DE4CC0DE-5FC3-4494-BCBF-4D50B00366B5
Retail

Volume Of Retail Trade Down 0.6% In Euro Area In July: Eurostat

The seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade declined 0.6% month-on-month in July in the euro area, according to latest data from Eurostat.

The EU28 witnessed a 0.5% month-on-month decline in the volume of retail trade during the same period.

In June 2019, the retail trade volume increased by 1.2% in the euro area and by 1.3% in the EU28, data has revealed.

Monthly Comparison

In the euro area, the month-on-month volume of retail trade decreased by 1.0% for non-food products and by 0.3% for food, drinks and tobacco, while in the EU28, the retail trade volume decreased by 0.7% for non-food products and by 0.3% for food, drinks and tobacco.

The figures remained unchanged for automotive fuels in the euro area as well as the EU28 during the period.

Croatia (-3.3%), Germany (-2.2%) and Belgium (-1.4%) witnessed the highest decline in total retail trade volume among member states for which data was available, Eurostat said.

The highest increases were observed in Ireland (+1.9%), Slovenia (+1.2%), and Bulgaria and Malta (both +1.0%) during the same period.

Annual Comparison

The calendar-adjusted retail sales index was up by 2.2% in the euro area, while the EU28 witnessed a 2.6% increase on a year-on-year basis in July 2019.

Compared with the same month last year, the volume of retail trade increased by 2.8% for non-food products, 2.0% for automotive fuel and 1.3% for food, drinks and tobacco in the euro area in July 2019.

In the EU28, the retail trade volume increased by 3.7% for non-food products, 2.4% for automotive fuel, and 1.2% for food, drinks and tobacco for the same period.

© 2019 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Dayeeta Das. Click subscribe to sign up to ESM: European Supermarket Magazine.

Stay Connected With Our Weekly Newsletter

Processing your request...

Thanks! please check your email to confirm your subscription.

By signing up you are agreeing to our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy
Enjoy unlimited digital access for 30 days
Get exclusive access to the latest grocery retail & FMCG news, interviews with industry leading executives, and expert analysis on the trends shaping the sector today
Enjoy unlimited digital access for 30 days
Enjoy unlimited digital access for 30 days
Get exclusive access to the latest grocery retail & FMCG news, interviews with industry leading executives, and expert analysis on the trends shaping the sector today
Enjoy unlimited digital access for 30 days