In the month of April 2011, the volume of retail trade rose by 0.9% in the
Eurozone (EA17) and by 1.1% in the EU27. In March retail trade fell by 0.9% and
In April 2011, compared with April 2010, the retail sales index increased by
1.1% in the Eurozone and by 1.9% in the EU27.
These first estimates come from Eurostat, the statistics office of the
Monthly changes: In the month of April 2011, “Food, drinks and
tobacco” rose by 0.7% in the Eurozone and by 1.6% in the EU27. The non-food
sector increased by 0.8% and 1.3% respectively.
Among the member countries for which data are available, total retail trade
increased in fifteen, declined in five and remained stable in Lithuania. The
highest increases were observed in Denmark (+4.3%), Estonia (+3.3%), Portugal
(+2.9%) and Luxembourg (+2.5%), and the largest decreases in Malta (-2.8%),
Romania (-1.8%) and Latvia (-1.0%).
Annual changes: In April 2011, compared with April 2010, “Food, drinks
and tobacco” rose by 1.2% in the Eurozone and by 1.8% in the EU27. The non
food sector increased by 1.8% and 2.7% respectively. Among the member countries
for which data are available, total retail trade rose in thirteen and decreased
The highest increases were observed in Estonia (+9.5%), Luxembourg (+9.4%)
and Lithuania (+7.3%), and the largest decreases in Malta (-8.0%), Romania
(-6.3%) and Portugal (-4.0%).
The Eurozone (EA17) includes Belgium, Germany,
Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Italy, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Malta, the
Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia and Finland.
The EU27 includes Belgium (BE), Bulgaria (BG),
the Czech Republic (CZ), Denmark (DK), Germany (DE), Estonia (EE), Ireland (IE),
Greece (EL), Spain (ES), France (FR), Italy (IT), Cyprus (CY), Latvia (LV),
Lithuania (LT), Luxembourg (LU), Hungary (HU), Malta (MT), the Netherlands (NL),
Austria (AT), Poland (PL), Portugal (PT), Romania (RO), Slovenia (SI), Slovakia
(SK), Finland (FI), Sweden (SE) and the United Kingdom (UK).