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Barbara Ruszel Economist
Tel: 902-424-1848Email: Basia.Ruszel-Lichodzijewska@novascotia.ca

December 05, 2018
EU AND EURO AREA RETAIL TRADE, OCTOBER 2018

In the European Union, on a month-over-month basis, Retail sales (seasonally adjusted index of turnover value) were up 0.3 per cent in October 2018 over September 2018. In the Euro Area, Retail sales were up 0.5 per cent in October 2018.

 In the European Union, on a year-to-date basis, Retail sales (seasonally adjusted index of turnover value) were up 3.8 per cent in Jan-Oct 2018 vs Jan-Oct 2017. In the Euro Area, Retail sales were up 3.0 per cent in Jan-Oct 2018 vs Jan-Oct 2017.

In the European Union, where Jan-Oct 2018 vs Jan-Oct 2017 data is available, the strongest growth in year-to-date retail sales occurred in Romania (12.0%); Hungary (9.7%); Lithuania (9.7%); Poland (7.9%); Latvia (7.0%), and the weakest growth occurred in Denmark (1.0%); Belgium (1.2%); Austria (2.6%); Spain (2.6%).

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In the European Union, by retail sector, the strongest growth in Jan-Oct 2018 vs Jan-Oct 2017) is found in: Automotive fuel (10.6%) followed by Mail & internet sales (9.0%), and Pharmaceutical, medical, cosmetic (5.6%); Food, beverage, tobacco (3.3%); Hardware, appliances (2.3%); Computers, telecommunications (2.2%). The poorest showing was in Clothing, footwear (-0.5%).

In the Euro area, by retail sector, the strongest growth in Jan-Oct 2018 vs Jan-Oct 2017 is found in Automotive fuel (9.0%) followed by Mail & internet sales (7.7%), and Food, beverage, tobacco (3.1%); Pharmaceutical, medical, cosmetic (2.8%); Computers, telecommunications (1.8%); Hardware, appliances (1.1%). The poorest showing was in Clothing, footwear (-1.4%).

Source:   EuroStat  News Release,  Database

 



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