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Press release

Retail trade - March 2023

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In March 2023 estimates for seasonally adjusted index of value sales stayed unchanged in the month on month series, while volume dropped by 0.3%.

In the first quarter of 2023 value of sales was up 1.9%, whereas volume of sales decreased by 0.1% when compared with the previous quarter.

In March 2023 value of retail trade continued to grow for the 25th month in a row in the year on year series, rising by 5.8%, while volume sales fell by 2.9%.

In March 2023, when compared with the same month a year earlier, large-scale distribution was up 7.8%, small-scale distribution increased by 3.5% and non-store retail sales was up 4.6%.

Online sales rose by 10.3% in March 2023 when compared with March 2022.

Looking at the value of sales for non-food products, all sectors experienced growth besides Electric household appliances, audio-video equipment (-2.0%). The largest increases were reported for Shoes, leather goods and travel items (+8.4%) and Cosmetic and toilet articles (+8.3%).

Reference period: March 2023

Date of Issue: 05 May 2023

Next release: 7 June 2023



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