The retail trade index measures the monthly evolution of the turnover at current prices of enterprises with retail sale outlets. With effect from January 2013 the indices will be calculated with reference to the base year 2010 using the Ateco 2007 classification (Italian edition of Nace Rev. 2).
In August 2014 the seasonally adjusted retail trade index decreased by 0.1% with respect to July 2014 (-0.1% for food goods and -0.2 for non food goods). The average of the last three months compared to the previous three months decreased by 0.6.
The unadjusted index decreased by 3.1% with respect to August 2013.