Press release 5/11/02

 

RETAIL TRADE INDEX (ICIm) Third quarter of 2002

 

RETAIL SECTOR SALES IN THE A.C. OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY GREW BY A NOMINAL 4.6% IN THE THIRD QUARTER OF 2002

With this data, nominal accumulated growth for the first nine months of the year came to 1.9%.

The retail trade sector of the A.C. of the Basque Country increased sales in the third quarter of 2002 by 4.6% with regard to the same period the previous year in nominal terms, according to Eustat data. This nominal increase becomes a positive 2.5% evolution in real terms.

Over the first nine months of the year the increase was 1.9% in nominal terms and –0.4% in real terms.

Retail trade in large and medium sized stores (non-specialised) grew in the third quarter of the year by 5.5% in nominal terms. Once the effect of price rises is discounted, the variation in the inter-annual rate came to 2.4% with regard to the same quarter the previous year.

Traditional retail trade (specialised) increased nominal sales by 4.1% in the third quarter of 2002 with regard to the same period in 2001. This nominal increase, once the effect of price rises is discounted, came to 2.6% in real terms.

Personnel employed in the retail trade sector fell by 2.0% in the third quarter of 2002 with regard to the previous quarter. The decrease in employment occurred in specialised retail trade or traditional sector (-2.9%), in contrast with the non-specialised, which increased 0.7%.

By Provinces, the highest increase in the third quarter in nominal sales by the retail sector was registered in Gipuzkoa, with 5.3% inter-annual growth, due to the increase in non-specialised retail trade (9.1%). This is followed by Bizkaia with a positive variation of 4.6% in the general index, while Alava obtained more moderate growth of 2.4%.

In real terms, inter-annual sales grew in the three provinces over this tirad quarter of the year: 3.3% in Gipuzkoa, 2.6% in Bizkaia and 0.4% in Alava.

With regard to personnel employed in the retail trade sector in the first three quarters of 2002, there was an accumulated increase (with regard to the same period the previous year) in Alava (5.1%) and Gipuzkoa (0.7%), while in Bizkaia there was a slight decrease of 0.8%.

 

 

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RETAIL SECTOR SALES IN THE A.C. OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY GREW BY A NOMINAL 4.6% IN THE THIRD QUARTER OF 2002

Operation : 
Retail trade index (ICIm)
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142530
Frequency : 
Trimestral
Timeframe : 
Tercer trimestre de 2002
Last updated : 
11/05/2002
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11/08/2019
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