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Press release

Retail trade - September 2023

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In September 2023 estimates for seasonally adjusted index of value sales fell by 0.3% in the month on month series and volume dropped by 0.6%.

In 3rd quarter of 2023 value of sales was unchanged, whereas volume of sales decreased by 1.3% when compared with the previous three-month period.

In September 2023 value of retail trade continued to grow for the 31th month in a row in the year on year series, rising by 1.3%, while volume sales fell by 4.4%.

In September 2023, when compared with the same month a year earlier, large-scale distribution was up 4.0%, small-scale distribution decreased by 1.2% and non-store retail sales grew by 1.6%.

In September 2023, after growing for 14 months in a row, online sales were down 2.6% when compared with September 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 (+5.3%), while the largest fall was reported for Electric household appliances, audio-video equipment (-7.9%).


Reference period: September 2023

Date of Issue: 08 November 2023

Next release: 7 december 2023



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