Press Release 04/08/2017


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Sales in the retail trade sector of the Basque Country rose by 1.2% in the second quarter of 2017

Not including petrol stations, retail trade grew 1.7% at constant prices

The retail trade sector of the Basque Country registered a 1.2% rise in nominal sales in the second quarter of 2017 with regards to the same period of the previous year, once the price effect had been discounted, according to data provided by Eustat. Sales in the sector, not including service stations, were up by 1.7% in year-on-year terms.

With respect to the previous quarter, the sales index was up 1.1% in real terms, once any seasonal effects had been eliminated.

By sector, food products registered a rise of 1.1% in sales in the second quarter of 2017, retail trade of other products saw a rise of 2.1% and sales of automotive fuel dropped by 3.6%, all with regards to the second quarter in 2016 and at constant prices.

In the retail food sector, specialised trade was down by 5.3%, as non-specialised trade in mainly food products rose by 7.1%.

In retail trade of other products there were positive variations in non-specialised trade in mainly other products, which were up 7.2%, in specialised trade of other consumer goods, which posted a rise of 5.3%, and in specialised trade of personal equipment which increased by 2.4%, but specialised trade in household equipment dropped by 3.0%, all at constant prices.

Table 1. Retail trade index of the Basque Country. Year-on-year and quarter-on-quarter growth rates. II/2017		
Source: Eustat. Retail trade index (ICIm)

By province, all three posted increases in their year-on-year prices. In Gipuzkoa it rose by 1.9%, in Bizkaia it went up by 1.0% and in Álava it increased by 0.5%, all in real terms. Compared to the previous quarter, Álava and Bizkaia registered a rise of 0.8%, whereas in Gipuzkoa there was an increase of 1.8%.

The number of people employed in the retail trade sector in the Basque Country overall in the second quarter of 2017 was up by 1.1% with respect to the same quarter of the previous year, and was up by 0.3% on the first quarter of 2017.

For further information:

Eustat - Euskal Estatistika Erakundea / Instituto Vasco de Estadística C/ Donostia-San Sebastián, 1 01010 Vitoria-Gasteiz Press Service: Tlf: 945 01 75 62

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