Press Release 09/11/2016
Retail sector sales rose by 2.0% in the Basque Country in the third quarter of 2016
Not including petrol stations, retail trade also grew 2.0% at constant prices
The retail trade sector of the Basque Country registered a 2.0% rise at constant prices in the third 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 also up by 2.0% in year-on-year terms.
With respect to the previous quarter, the sales index was up 0.2% in real terms, once any seasonal effects had been eliminated.
By sector, food products registered a rise of 4.7% in sales in the third quarter of 2016, retail trade of other products registered no change (0.0%) and sales of automotive fuel increased by 2.2%, 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 1.9%, as non-specialised trade in mainly food products rose by 5.9%.
In retail trade in other products, there were also positive trends in all sectors, except in the personal equipment sector, which saw a 3.3% drop. Non-specialised trade in mainly other products was up 7.2%, trade specialising in other consumer goods grew 1.9%, and trade specialising in other consumer goods rose by 0.8%, all at constant prices.
They posted increases in their year-on-year prices in all three provinces: in Gipuzkoa it rose 2.8%, Bizkaia was up 1.9%, and Álava posted a rise of 1.0%, in real terms. Compared to the previous quarter, they were up 1.3% in Álava, Gipuzkoa saw an increase of 0.1%, while in Bizkaia there was a decrease of 0.1%.
The number of people employed in the retail trade sector in the Basque Country overall in the third quarter of 2016 saw no variation on the second quarter of 2016 (0.0%), and grew by 0.6% 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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