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November 07, 2017

Retail Trade Index

In September 2017 the Euro Area (EA19) the  retail trade volumes  (seasonally adjusted) increased 0.7 per cent  to 106.8 over August 2017, and the  retail sales  index (calendar adjusted) increased 3.7 per cent to 104.4 over September 2016.

In September 2017 the European Union Area (EU28) the  retail trade volumes  (seasonally adjusted)increased 0.3 per cent to 110.5 over August 2017, and the  retail sales  index (calendar adjusted) increased 3.5 per cent to 108.0 over September 2016.



Month over Month

*data from the previous month

The largest month over month growth was in Ireland (+1.4%), Denmark and Luxemborg (+1.3%), and France (+1.2%) while the largest declines were in Greece (-3.3% previous month), United Kingdom (-2.2%), Croatia (-1.9%) and Lithuania (-1.0%).

In the EA19, Eurostat reports that sector increases occurred in food, beverages and tobacco (+1.3%), and non-food products (+0.5%), while automotive fuel declined  (-0.4%).

In the EU28, Eurostat reports that sector increases occurred in food, beverages and tobacco (+0.9%), while non-food products declined  0.1% and automotive fuel fell 0.6%.




Year over Year


In the EU28, the largest year over year percent increase occurred in Romania (+14.0%), Malta (+9.8%),  and Ireland (+8.2%),  while Luxembourg (-25.3%) declined. 

In the EA19, Eurostat reports that year-over-year sector growth occurred in non-food products (+5.1%) and Food, drinks and tobacco (+2.3%), while automotive fuel declined 0.6%.

In the EU28, Eurostat reports that year-over-year sector growth came from non-food products (+5.4%), food, drinks and tobacco  (+1.9%), while automotive fuel declined 0.1%.

 *data from the previous month             



Source:   EuroStat  News Releases,  Database,  Sectors


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