Nominal retail trade turnover adjusted for sales days and holidays remained stable in May 2022 compared with the same month of the previous year with a rate of change of 0.0%. Seasonally adjusted, nominal turnover rose by 1.6% compared with the previous month. These are provisional findings from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).
Real turnover adjusted for sales days and holidays fell in the retail sector by 1.6 % in May 2022 compared with the previous year. Real growth takes inflation into consideration. Compared with the previous month, real, seasonally adjusted retail trade turnover registered an increase of 1.1 %.
Retail sector excluding service stations
Adjusted for sales days and holidays, the retail sector excluding service stations showed a 1.4 % decrease in nominal turnover in May 2022 compared with May 2021 (in real terms –2.7 %). Retail sales of food, drinks and tobacco registered a decline in nominal turnover of 5.3 % (in real terms –6.5 %), whereas the non-food sector registered a nominal plus of 2.4 % (in real terms +0.8 %).
Excluding service stations, the retail sector showed a seasonally adjusted increase in nominal turnover of 1.4 % compared with the previous month (in real terms +0.9 %). Retail sales of food, drinks and tobacco registered a plus of 0.6 % (in real terms 0.0 %). The non-food sector showed a plus of 2.5 % (in real terms +1.9 %).