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Turnover in internal trade in July 2023

Last update: 06.09.2023
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Publisher: Statistical Office of the SR
Topic: Sectoral statistics
Domain: Trade and food services
Publish Date: 06.09.2023

Retail turnover was also lower year-on-year in July, after two years, turnover of accommodation facilities also recorded negative numbers

As many as six out of nine components of retail trade did not reach the last year´s turnover level, two smaller components of the industry registered a double-digit drop. Stores with computing equipment and gas stations maintained a positive turnover balance.

In July, retail turnover1) was lower by 4.4% year-on-year, their decline expressed in constant prices continued for the sixth consecutive month. The turnover drop was manifested in only 6 out of 9 monitored components of retail trade. The negative balance of the industry was most significantly influenced by the drop in sales in hyper and supermarkets (non-specialized stores) by 4.3%, which are the most important component of retail trade with a turnover share of almost 42%.

The second most significant impact was a turnover decrease by 6.9% in specialized stores with other goods, e.g. with footwear, textiles or drugstores and also a decrease by 12.8% in stores with other household goods, which include hobby markets, furniture and consumer electronics stores. Turnover also decreased year-on-year in, for example, specialized stores with food, beverages and tobacco, and also in turnover not in stores, including mail-order sales, and also by sellers in stalls and markets.

The overall result of retail turnover moderated the turnover growth of fuel stores. Their turnover was up by a third year-on-year, but this result was significantly influenced by the expansion of the number of reporting units from the beginning of 2023 after the reclassification of their main activity as retail trade. Turnover growth was maintained by specialized stores with computers and communication technology by 15.6% and stores focused on culture and recreation (e.g. bookstores, toy stores, and sports goods stores) by 4%.

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Year-on-year development of other components of trade in July 2023

Turnover in sale and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles1) increased year-on-year by less than a quarter and rose dynamically in all its components - in sale of motor vehicles by 26.5% and also in repair and maintenance by 32.1%. In wholesale2), turnover decreased for the fifth consecutive month and in July it declined by 4.6% year-on year.

Turnover of food and beverage service activities1) also exceeded the last year's level of July by 8.4%. In   July 2023, turnover in accommodation1) recorded a decrease of 3.3%. It was the first drop in more than two years, since the sector has faced to implications of the pandemic and recorded significant year-on-year increases.

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Month-on-month development in July 2023 compared to June 2023

In July, compared to June, turnover3) recorded an increase of 0.9% in retail trade1) and rose by 8% in sale and repair of motor vehicles1). It decreased month-on-month in wholesale2) by 1.4%, food and beverage service activities1) by 2.8%, and in accommodation by less than a percent1).

Development for 2023

In total, in the first seven months of 2023, turnover in sale and repair of motor vehicles1) increased by 17.7%; in food and beverage service activities1), turnover rose by 12.7% and in accommodation1) by 26%. A decrease in turnover was recorded in retail trade1) by 5.6% and in wholesale2) by 3%.

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 2Q of 2023 will be published on 13 September 2023.

The Statistical Office of the SR releases the chart “The structure of turnover in retail trade in 2022”, which illustratively presents the shares of turnover in individual retail activities (division 47, SK NACE Rev. 2.). The chart is compiled from preliminary monthly data for the 12 months of 2022 and will be updated after publication of the definitive data for 2022 in September 2023.

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