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Press release

Retail trade - January 2023

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In January 2023 estimates for seasonally adjusted index of value sales increased by 1.7% in the month on month series and volume grew by 1.2%.

In the three months to January 2023 value of sales was up 1.5%, whereas volume of sales dropped by 0.5% when compared with the previous three-month period.

In January 2023 value of retail trade continued to grow for the 23rd month in a row in the year on year series, rising by 6.2%, while volume sales fell by 2.4%.

In January 2023, when compared with the same month a year earlier, large-scale distribution was up 8.2%, small-scale distribution increased by 4.3% and non-store retail sales was up 6.1%.

Online sales rose by 3.0% in January 2023 when compared with January 2022.

Looking at the value of sales for non-food products, all sectors experienced growth besides Pharmaceutical products (-1.4%). The largest increases were reported for Cosmetic and toilet articles (+10.7%) and Clothing (+9.4%).

Reference period: January 2023

Date of Issue: 08 March 2023

Next release: 5 April 2023



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