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%).