Press Release 05/05/2017
Sales in the retail trade sector of the Basque Country dropped by 0.4% in the first quarter of 2017
Not including petrol stations, retail trade grew 0.1% at constant prices
The retail trade sector of the Basque Country registered a 0.1% drop at constant prices in the first quarter of 2017 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 0.1% in year-on-year terms.
With respect to the previous quarter, the sales index was down 0.1% in real terms, once any seasonal effects had been eliminated.
By sector, food products registered a rise of 0.5% in sales in the first quarter of 2017, retail trade of other products registered a 0.3% drop and sales of automotive fuel decreased by 2.7%, all with regards to the same period in 2016 and once the price effect had been discounted.
In the retail food sector, specialised trade was down by 4.2%, as non-specialised trade in mainly food products rose by 3.0%.
In retail trade of other products there were positive variations in non-specialised trade in mainly other products, which were up 6.0%, and in specialised trade of other consumer goods, which posted a rise of 1.0%, but specialised trade of household equipment fell by 1.5%, and specialised trade in personal equipment dropped by 2.0%, all at constant prices.
By province, Gipuzkoa registered an increase in year-on-year sales, where they were up 0.3%, but in Bizkaia there was a drop of 0.7% and in Alava they were down 0.8%, all in real terms. Compared to the previous quarter, they were down 1.0% in Álava, Bizkaia registered a decrease of 0.2%, whereas in Gipuzkoa there was an increase of 0.6%.
The number of people employed in the retail trade sector in the Basque Country overall in the first quarter of 2017 was up 0.3% on the fourth quarter of 2016, 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
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