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Press release

Retail trade - October 2022

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In October 2022 estimates for seasonally adjusted index of value sales fell by 0.4% in the month on month series, likewise volume dropped by 1.2%.

In the three month to October 2022 value of sales increased by 0.3%, whereas volume of sales dropped by 1.9% when compared with the previous three-month period.

In October 2022 while value of retail trade continued to grow for the 20th month in a row in the year on year series gaining 1.3%, volume sales contracted by 6.3%.

In October 2022, when compared with the same month a year earlier, large-scale distribution was up 3.4%, small-scale distribution decreased by 1.4% and non-store retail sales remain unchanged.

Online sales rose by 6.2% in October 2022 when compared with October 2021.

Looking at the value of sales for non-food products, data outlined a mixed picture across different categories in the year on year series. The largest increases were reported for Cosmetic and toilet articles (+5.5%), whereas the largest drop was reported for Electric household appliances, audio-video equipment (-7.1%).

Reference period: October 2022

Date of Issue: 07 December 2022

Next release: 11 January 2023



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