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Thomas StorringDirector – Economics and Statistics
Tel: 902-424-2410Email: thomas.storring@novascotia.ca

September 04, 2019
EU AND EURO AREA RETAIL TRADE, JULY 2019

In the European Union, on a month-over-month basis, retail sales (seasonally adjusted index of turnover value) were down 0.3 per cent in July 2019 over June 2019.
In the Euro Area, retail sales were down 0.5 per cent in July 2019.

In the European Union, on a year-to-date basis, retail sales (seasonally adjusted index of turnover value) were up 3.4 per cent in Jan-Jul 2019 vs Jan-Jul 2018.
In the Euro Area, retail sales were up 2.7 per cent in Jan-Jul 2019 vs Jan-Jul 2018.

By member state

* Jan-Jun 2019

In the European Union Jan-Jul 2019 vs Jan-Jul 2018, where data is available, the strongest growth in year-to-date retail sales occurred in:

  • Romania (10.4%)
  • Hungary (9.1%)
  • Slovenia (7.9%)
  • Lithuania (7.5%)
  • Estonia (6.7%)

The weakest growth occurred in :

  • Denmark (1.2%)
  • Belgium (1.6%)
  • Slovakia (2.1%)
  • Austria (2.1%)

By retail sector

In the Euro Area, by retail sector, the strongest growth in Jan-Jul 2019 vs Jan-Jul 2018 is found in Computers, telecommunications (3.5%) followed by
Hardware, appliances (2.8%), Automotive fuel (2.7%); Pharmaceutical, medical, cosmetic (2.6%); Food, beverage, tobacco (2.1%). The lowest growth was in Clothing, footwear (0.3%).  Mail and internet sales were up 8.9% in the Euro Area.

In the European Union, by retail sector, the strongest growth in Jan-Jul 2019 vs Jan-Jul 2018 is found in Pharmaceutical, medical, cosmetic (4.9%) followed by
Computers, telecommunications (3.7%), Automotive fuel (3.4%); Hardware, appliances (3.4%); and Food, beverage, tobacco (2.8%). The lowest growth was in Clothing, footwear (1.0%).  Mail and internet sales were up 11.5% in the European Union.

Source:   EuroStat  News Release,  Database



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