Fabian Demicoli

Volume of retail trade up by 0.4% in euro area Up by 0.3% in EU28


In June 2014
compared with May 2014, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade
increased by 0.4% in the euro area (EA18) and by 0.3% in the EU282, according
to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In May
retail trade increased by 0.3% in the euro area and remained stable in the
EU28.

In June
2014 compared with June 20134 the retail sales index increased by 2.4% in the
euro area and by 2.5% in the EU28.

 

Monthly comparison by retail sector and by Member State

The 0.4%
increase in the volume of retail trade in the euro area in June 2014, compared
with May 2014, is due to rises of 0.5% for "Food, drinks and tobacco" and of
0.3% for the non-food sector, while automotive fuel fell by 0.1%. In the EU28,
the 0.3% increase in retail trade is due to rises of 0.5% for "Food, drinks and
tobacco", 0.3% for automotive fuel and 0.2% for the non-food sector.

The
highest increases in total retail trade were registered in Germany (+1.3%),
Austria (+1.1%), Poland (+1.0%) and Estonia (+0.9%), and the largest decreases
in Finland (-1.8%), Portugal (-1.4%), Malta (-1.1%) and Spain (-0.8%).

 

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