Press Release 04/08/2016
Sales in the retail trade sector of the Basque Country rose by 3.0% in the second quarter of 2016
Not including petrol stations, retail trade grew 3.5% at constant prices
The retail trade sector of the Basque Country registered a 3.0% rise at constant prices in the second quarter of 2016 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 up by 3.5% in year-on-year terms.
With respect to the previous quarter, the sales index was up 0.7% in real terms, once any seasonal effects had been eliminated.
By sector, food products registered a rise of 4.2% in sales in the second quarter of 2016, retail trade of other products saw a rise of 2.9% and sales of automotive fuel increased by 0.1%, all with regards to the same period in 2015 and once the price effect had been discounted.
In the retail food sector, specialised trade was up by 0.7%, as non-specialised trade in mainly food products rose by 6.2%.
In retail trade in other products, there were also positive trends in all sectors, except in the personal equipment sector, which saw a 1.1% drop. Trade specialising in household goods grew 7.7%, trade specialising in other consumer goods was up 5.2%, and non-specialist trade in mainly other products increased by 0.8%, all at constant prices.
The three Provinces registered increases in year-on-year sales in real terms: Gipuzkoa increased by 4.1%, Bizkaia was up 2.9% and Álava rose by 0.9%. Compared to the previous quarter, Álava and Bizkaia did not see any change, whereas the index rose by 2.1% in Gipuzkoa.
The number of people employed in the retail trade sector in the Basque Country overall in the second quarter of 2016 was up 0.2% on the first quarter of 2016, and grew by 0.9% with respect to the same quarter of the previous year.
For further information:
Eustat - Euskal Estatistika Erakundea / Instituto Vasco de Estadística
C/ Donostia-San Sebastián, 1 01010 Vitoria-Gasteiz
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