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 are calculated with reference to the base year 2010 using the Ateco 2007 classification (Italian edition of Nace Rev. 2).
The value of retail trade in July 2017 decreased by 0.2% from the previous month (+0.1% for food goods and -0.3% for non-food goods) and shows there was no growth when compared with July 2016 (+0.2% for food goods and -0.1% for non-food goods).
In July 2017, the volume of retail trade decreased by 0.2% compared with June 2017. Whilst the year-on-year rates showed decline (-0.4%) in the volume index in July 2017, the 3 month on 3 month growth rates increased (+0.1%).
Total sales for large scale distribution through July 2017 were up 0.3% from the same period a year ago, while the index for small scale distribution decreased by 0.2%.