Growth of sale of non-food goods in Czechia in June 2020

In June, sales decreased in real terms (at constant prices) by 2.0%, year‑on‑year. Sales in retail trade increased by 0.2%, month-on-month.

Seasonally adjusted sales in retail trade, except of motor vehicles increased in real terms (at constant prices) by 0.2%, m-o-m, in June. Sales for sale of automotive fuel increased by 7.6%, while sales for sale of food decreased by 0.3% and sales for sale of non-food goods dropped by 0.7%.

Sales in retail trade adjusted for calendar effects decreased by 2.0%, y-o-y. Sales for sale of automotive fuel decreased by 10.8% and sales for sale of food dropped by 3.8%, while sales for sale of non-food goods increased by 1.4%.

There were two working days more in June 2020 compared to June 2019.

Non-adjusted sales in retail trade stagnated, y-o-y. Decrease of sale of automotive fuel (by 8.4%) and food (by 3.3%) was compensated by growth of sale of non-food goods (by 4.7%).

The highest sales growth was in retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet (by 27.8%)

In specialised stores with non-food goods, sales increased for sale of other household equipment (by 9.9%), information and communication equipment (by 6.1%), cultural and recreation goods (by 4.3%), and dispensing chemist, medical and orthopaedic goods (by 2.3%).

On the other hand, sales decreased in stores with clothing, footwear and leather goods (by 16.4%).

Sales for sale of food decreased in specialised stores by 2.4% and in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating they decreased by 3.4%.

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