Malta Chamber of SMEs and EWA starting a new pilot project to assist outlets in efficient use of energy and water
26 July 2021
The Malta Chamber of SMEs will assist a number of retail outlets in the food...
In March 2012 compared with February 2012, the volume of retail trade rose by 0.3% in the euro area (EA17) and by 0.7% in the EU27. In February retail trade fell by 0.2% and 0.5% respectively. In March 2012, compared with March 2011, the retail sales index dropped by 0.2% in the euro area, but grew by 1.0% in the EU27.
Monthly comparison – In March 2012, compared with February 2012, "Food, drinks and tobacco" remained stable in both the euro area and the EU27. The non food sector increased by 0.1% and 0.6% respectively. Among the Member States for which data are available, total retail trade rose in ten, fell in nine and remained stable in Ireland and Sweden. The highest increases were observed in Bulgaria (+3.9%), Poland (+2.6%), Austria and the United Kingdom (both +1.9%), and the largest decreases in Portugal (-2.2%), Estonia (-2.0%) and Slovenia (-1.4%).
In March 2012, compared with March 2011, "Food, drinks and tobacco" fell by 0.3% in the euro area and remained stable in the EU27. The non food sector rose by 0.3% and 2.2% respectively. Among the Member States for which data are available, total retail trade rose in fifteen and fell in six. The highest increases were observed in Latvia (+10.0%), Estonia (+9.3%) and Luxembourg (+7.2%), and the largest decreases in Portugal (-5.0%), Spain (-3.9%) and Malta (-2.7%).
The Malta Chamber of SMEs represents over 7,000 members from over 90 different sectors which in their majority are either small or medium sized companies, and such issues like the one we're experiencing right now, it's important to be united. Malta Chamber of SMEs offers a number of different services tailored to its members' individual requirements' and necessities. These range from general services offered to all members to more individual & bespoke services catered for specific requirements.
A membership with Malta Chamber of SMEs will guarantee that you are constantly updated and informed with different opportunities which will directly benefit your business and help you grow. It also entails you to a number of services which in their majority are free of charge and offered exclusively to its members (in their majority all free of charge).