Press release 04/11/2011
Retail sector sales rose by 0.3% in the Basque Country in the third quarter of 2011
Sales, not including service stations, were down by 1.0%
The retail trade sector of the Basque Country registered a 0.3% increase in nominal sales in the third quarter of 2011 with regards to the same period of the previous year, according to data provided by Eustat.
Sales in the sector, not including service stations, were down by 1.0% with regards to same quarter of the previous year.
With respect to the previous quarter, the sales index was down a nominal 0.2%, once any seasonal effects had been eliminated.
Within specialised retail trade, the performance of Other Consumer Goods was particularly noteworthy, posting a nominal rise of 5.3%. The other sectors posted downturns in their sales. Sales of Food products fell by 1.6%, the Personal Equipment sector saw its sales fall by 5.7% and those for the Household Equipment sector were down by 1.9%. In the non-specialised retail trade sector, sales of establishments selling mainly food fell by 0.1% and those of establishments selling predominantly other products were down 1.6%.
By Provinces, in the third quarter of 2011 nominal sales of the retail sector in Bizkaia posted a drop of 0.2%, those in Gipuzkoa rose by 1.0%, and those in Araba/Álava saw an increase of 0.3%, with regards to the same quarter of the previous year.
In constant prices, or prices without the price effect, sales of the retail sales sector fell by 2.7% in the third quarter
At the same time, retail trade sales, not including service stations, posted a real downturn of 2.2% with respect to the same quarter of the previous year.
In the third quarter of 2011, real retail trade sales in the Basque Country saw a drop of 0.6% with regards to the second quarter of 2011, once seasonal effects had been eliminated.
In turn, the real decrease in specialised retail trade was 3.1%, and in non-specialised retail trade this real decrease was 2.3% with regards to the same quarter in 2010.
Year-on-year changes within specialised retail trade were negative in all sectors. Personal Equipment fell by 4.7%, Household Equipment by 3.0%, sales of Food products fell by 3.8% and Other Consumer Goods also saw a drop of 2.9%, all in real terms.
As far as the non-specialised retail trade sector was concerned, year-on-year sales of food products fell by 2.0%, whilst those coming under Other Products were down by 4.9%, in constant euros.
The three Provinces posted decreases in sales in real terms: Araba/Álava fell by 4.2%, Gipuzkoa by 2.0% and Bizkaia by 2.7%.
The number of people employed in the retail trade sector in the Basque Country overall in the third quarter of 2011 was down by 0.3% on the second quarter of 2011.
For further information:
Basque Statistics Office
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