Press release 06/09/2019
LARGE STORES AND FOOD CHAINS TRADE INDEX OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY. JULY 2019
The sales index of large stores and food chains in the Basque Country rose by 2.9% in July 2019
The accumulated total for the first seven months of the year closed with 2.0% growth
Sales at large stores and food chains in the Basque Country in July 2019 experienced a year-on-year upturn at constant prices of 2.9% in homogenous terms of the working calendar, according to Eustat data. Compared to June, sales were up 1.4% in deseasonalised terms.
Sales of food products were up 3.0%, and sales corresponding to other items rose by 2.9%, with respect to the same month of the previous year.
Compared to the previous month, June 2019, food sales increased by 1.2% and sales of other items were up by 2.0%, at constant prices and in deseasonalised terms.
By province, in Gipuzkoa there was an increase of 3.6%, in Álava there was a 3.4% rise, and in Bizkaia sales were up 2.4% compared to the same month of the previous year, all at constant prices and corrected for calendar effects.
The number of people employed in large stores and food chains in the Basque Country rose by 2.0% compared to the same month of the previous year, and was up 0.4% in respect of June, in deseasonalised terms. In the accumulated period of January to July the number of people employed was up 2.5% on the same period of 2018.
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