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Retail trade - July 2021

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In July 2021 estimates for seasonally adjusted index of retail trade slightly decreased in the month on month series by 0.4% in value terms and fell by 0.7% in volume terms.

In the three months to July 2021 value of sales rose by 0.5% when compared with the previous three-month period, likewise volume increased by 0.4%.

In July 2021 both value and volume of retail trade continued to grow for the 5th month in a row in the year on year series. Value sales increased by 6.7% and volume sales rose by 8.8% comparing to July 2020.

In July 2021, all channels of distribution increased when compared with July 2020. Large-scale distribution was up 5.6%, small-scale distribution grew by 8.2% and non-store retail sales rose by 2.6%.

Online sales recorded the smallest growth since November 2019 (+3.7%). Compared to July 2020, internet sales increased by 6.4%.

Looking at the value of sales for non-food products, all sectors witnessed growth.The largest increases were reported for Clothing (+15.4%), Shoes, leather goods and travel items (+12.0%), while the smallest annual growths were reported for Tools (+1.4%) and Computers and telecommunications equipment (+2.3%).

Reference period: July 2021

Date of Issue: 08 September 2021

Next release: 7 October 2021

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