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Retail trade - August 2021

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In August 2021 estimates for seasonally adjusted index of retail trade rose in the month on month series by 0.4% both in value and in volume terms.

In the three months to August 2021 value of sales was up 0.8% when compared with the previous three-month period, likewise volume increased by 0.5%.

In August 2021 both value and volume of retail trade continued to grow for the 6th month in a row in the year on year series. Value sales increased by 1.9% and volume sales rose by 1.0% comparing to August 2020.

In August 2021, all channels of distribution increased when compared with August 2020. Both large-scale distribution and small-scale distribution were up 1.2%, while non-store retail sales grew by 2.3%.

Online sales increased by 20.7% in August 2021 when compared with August 2020.

Looking at the value of sales for non-food products, all sectors experienced growth besides tools (-2.2%), furniture, textile items and household furnishing (-0.2%) and clothing (0.0%). The largest increases were reported for electric household appliances, audio-video equipment (+20.5%) and other goods (+8.2%).

Reference period: August 2021

Date of Issue: 07 October 2021

Next release: 5 November 2021

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