Press release 06/08/2019
RETAIL TRADE INDEX (ICIm). II/2019
Sales in the retail trade sector of the Basque Country rose by 0.8% in the second quarter of 2019
Not including petrol stations, retail trade was up 0.7% at constant prices
The retail trade sector of the Basque Country registered a 0.8% rise in nominal sales in the second quarter of 2019 with regards to the same period of the previous year, once the price effect had been discounted, according to data provided by Eustat. Sales in the sector, not including service stations, were up by 0.7% in year-on-year terms.
With respect to the previous quarter, the sales index was up 0.1% in real terms, once any seasonal effects had been eliminated.
By sector, food products registered a rise of 1.8% in sales in the second quarter of 2019, but retail trade of other products was down 0.2%; sales of automotive fuel were up 1.0%, all with regards to the second quarter of 2018 and at constant prices.
In the retail food sector, specialised trade was up by 1.0%, as non-specialised trade in mainly food products rose by 2.2%.
In retail trade of other products there were rises and falls in all the sectors that were taken into account. Specialised trade in household equipment rose by 2.9% and the sector specialising in other consumer goods was up 1.6%; but specialised trade in personal equipment decreased by 2.3% and, finally, non-specialised trade in mainly other products was down 1.8%, all at constant prices.
By province, increases in year-on-year sales were posted in all three provinces: in Álava there was an increase of 1.5%, in real terms; in Bizkaia there was a rise of 0.7% and in Gipuzkoa they were up 0.6% compared to the second quarter of 2018.
The number of people employed in the retail trade sector in the Basque Country overall in the second quarter of 2019 was down 0.1% with respect to the same quarter of the previous year and was also down 0.1% on the first quarter of 2019.
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