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Press release

Retail trade - July 2023

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In July 2023 estimates for seasonally adjusted index of value sales grew by 0.4% in the month on month series and volume dropped by 0.2%.

In the three months to July 2023 value of sales was up 0.7%, whereas volume of sales decreased by 0.6% when compared with the previous three-month period.

In July 2023 value of retail trade continued to grow for the 29th month in a row in the year on year series, rising by 2.7%, while volume sales fell by 4.5%.

In July 2023, when compared with the same month a year earlier, large-scale distribution was up 5.5%, small-scale distribution decreased by 0.1% and non-store retail sales grew by 2.3%.

Online sales was up 2.0% in July 2023 when compared with July 2022.

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 strongest growth was reported for Cosmetic and toilet articles (+7.5%), while the largest falls were reported for Electric household appliances, audio-video equipment (-4.7%) and Computers and telecommunications equipment (-3.6%).

Reference period: July 2023

Date of Issue: 07 September 2023

Next release: 6 October 2023



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