EU Economy
Eurozone sales fell volume fell 1.6% in December
By Finfacts Team
Feb 5, 2014 - 3:06 PM

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In the month of December 2013, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade fell by 1.6% in the Eurozone (EA17) and by 0.8% in the EU28 , according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistics office of the European Union. In November retail trade increased by 0.9% and 0.8% respectively.

In December 2013 compared with December 2012 the retail sales index fell by 1.0% in the Eurozone and rose by 0.1% in the EU28.

The average volume of retail trade for the year 2013, compared with 2012, fell by 0.9% in the Eurozone and by 0.2% in the EU28.

Monthly comparison: In December 2013 compared with November 2013, “Food, drinks and tobacco” fell by 1.4% in the Eurozone and by 0.7% in the EU28. The non-food sector decreased by 1.8% and 0.9% respectively.

Among the member states for which data are available, total retail trade fell in sixteen and rose in six. The largest decreases were registered in Portugal (-5.8%), Spain (-3.6%) and Germany (-2.5%), and the highest increases in the United Kingdom (+2.6%), Malta (+2.0%) and Ireland (+1.4%).

Annual comparison: In December 2013 compared with December 2012, “Food, drinks and tobacco” fell by 1.6% in the Eurozone and by 1.2% in the EU28. The non-food sector decreased by 0.4% in the Eurozone, but rose by 1.2% in the EU28.

Among the member states for which data are available, total retail trade fell in eight and rose in fourteen. The largest decreases were observed in Germany (-2.4%), Belgium (-1.9%) and Finland (-1.3%), and the highest increases in Luxembourg (+9.4%), Poland (+6.7%), Romania (+5.9%) and Bulgaria (+5.6%). Ireland was at (+3.7%).


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