Press Release 14/09/2016
In the second quarter of 2016, sales in Trade in the Basque Country rose by 6.6%, with sales in Market Services rising by 3.1%
The Sale & Repair of Motor Vehicles and Administrative Activities & Auxiliary Services were the subsectors with the most growth
In the second quarter of 2016, Trade and Service Activities as a whole in the Basque Country posted sales figures higher not only than those for the same quarter of the previous year, but also in quarter-on-quarter terms and at constant prices according to Eustat data.
The Trade Sector, which comprises Wholesale Trade, Retail Trade and the Sale & Repair of Vehicles, saw sales increases of 6.6% in the second quarter of 2016 in constant terms, whereas the sectors that come under Other Services saw an increase in sales of 3.1%, and this is all in relation to the same quarter of the previous year.
Compared with the previous quarter, there was also a rise in sales in the two major sectors that was greater (with a real growth rate of 2.8%) in Trade than in Other Services, which saw a 0.9% rise in sales once seasonal effects had been eliminated.
The year-on-year trends within Trade were positive for all branches, though to different degrees: the Sale & Repair of Motor Vehicles was up by 10.1%, the Wholesale Trade sales index rose by 7.9% and the Retail Trade sales index rose by 3.0%.
In the Other Services sector, the sales index (in constant terms) rose by 13.1% for the branch of Administrative Activities & Auxiliary Services, 4.7% for the branch of Scientific & Technical Professional Activities, 4.1% for the branch of Hotel Management & Catering and 1.4% for the branch of Information & Communications. On the other hand, the sales index fell by 0.7% in the Transport & Storage branch.
By province, Álava saw sales in Trade rise by 3.2% and sales in Other Services rise by 2.8%; Bizkaia saw sales in Trade rise by 7.6% and sales in Other Services rise by 3.4%; and, lastly, Gipuzkoa saw sales in Trade rise by 6.9% and sales in Other Services rise by 2.8%. This is all in relation to the second quarter of 2015 once the price effect had been discounted.
The index of employed people in the Basque Country rose on a year-on-year basis for both indexes, with a 0.8% rise in the Trade sector and a 2.5% increase in the index for Other Services. In relation to the fourth quarter of 2016, the index rose by 0.7% in Other Services, whilst the index for Trade did not undergo any change (0.0%), in deseasonalised terms.
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