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Turnover in internal trade in November 2022

Last update: 05.01.2023
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Publisher: Statistical Office of the SR
Topic: Sectoral statistics
Domain: Trade and food services
Publish Date: 05.01.2023

In November, turnover of retail trade continued to lag behind, year-on-year, but it was milder than the previous two months

In November 2022, retail turnover was lower than a year ago, but this decline was only moderate. Hyper- and supermarkets remained in negative numbers again. On the contrary, turn-over of petrol stations was higher.

In November 2022, retail turnover reached a lower value by 1.4% than in the same period a year ago. However, the decline, which continued for the fourth month in a row, slowed down its dynamics. Year-on-year, lower turnover at constant prices1) was recorded by up to 5 out of 9 activities of the retail trade.

The overall result was mainly influenced by lower turnover of 1.7% in the decisive component of retail trade, which covers hyper- and supermarkets, and it was also supported by a significant decrease in turnover in less important components of retail trade. Turnover in stores with household goods such as hobby markets, furniture or consumer electronics stores, as well as in stores focused on culture and recreation (bookstores, sporting goods and toy stores, etc.) decreased by more than 8%.

On the contrary, turnover growth of 5.6% was recorded by the second most significant component of retail trade – specialized stores with other goods (e.g. textiles, shoes, drugstores). After a six-month struggle with inflation of fuel prices, turnover of petrol stations turned positive. This turnover increased by 6%. Turnover in food, beverage and tobacco stores also increased at almost the same rate.

After three months, turnover of retail sale not in stores, stalls or markets, which also cover mail order sales, reached positive numbers.

The year-on-year development of other activities of trade in November 2022

In November 2022, turnover growth was recorded by all activities of internal trade, with the exception of retail trade. Turnover in sale and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles grew by double digits (by 15.2%), while the higher growth rate was recorded in sale of motor vehicles, as well as in maintenance and repair. In wholesale1), turnover at current prices increased by 12.4%.

In November 2022, turnover of food and beverage service activities increased by a third year-on-year, and turnover of accommodation (both at constant prices) exceeded last year's level of the same month nearly by 140%. Turnover of accommodation providers recorded higher growth for 20 months in a row.

The month-on-month development in November 2022 compared to October 2022

In November, compared to the previous month2), turnover increased in sale and repair of motor vehicles by 7.3%, in retail trade by 1.7% and in wholesale by 1.1%. A decrease of almost 12% was recorded by accommodation establishments, while at the same time turnover of food and beverage service activities fell by 5.6%.

The development for the first 11 months of 2022

In total, for the first 11 months of 2022, turnover of all activities of internal trade rose year-on-year, namely in retail trade by 4.4%, in sale and repair of motor vehicles by 6.8%, in wholesale by 16.8%, in food and beverage service activities by 14,7% and in accommodation 85.1%.

  • 1) according to the monthly survey; indices are calculated at constant prices to the base of average of 2015 = 100 (except wholesale, where indices are calculated at current prices)
  • 2) from seasonally adjusted data

Data source: DATAcube. database:

Outputs on the topic of turnover in internal trade:

The Statistical Office of the SR releases turnover in internal trade and also in absolute terms on a quarterly basis, approximately 70 days after the end of the reference quarter, in the DATAcube. database in the table ob2008qs. The data are from the monthly statistical reports adjusted on the base of the processing of quarterly reports (more in the methodology).

The data for the 3Q of 2022 were published on 13 December 2022.

The Statistical Office of the SR releases the chart “The structure of turnover in retail trade in 2021”, which illustratively presents the shares of turnover in individual retail activities (division 47, SK NACE Rev. 2.). The chart is compiled from definitive data for 2021.

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