turnover, CSP, fuel, electrical appliances, retail trade, food, purchasing power, statisticsTurnover of retail trade in food products grew by 7.2 %. Retail trade in non-food products (except for retail sale of automotive fuel) increased by 2.2 %, but turnover of retail sale of automotive fuel – by 16.4 %, according to data from the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia.

Compared to October 2019, total retail trade turnover rose by 6.4 % in October 2020.

As compared to October 2019, the most notable turnover growth was registered in retail sale of electrical household appliances in specialised stores (of 18.8 %), retail trade in pharmaceutical and medical goods (13.1 %) and retail sale of hardware, instruments, construction materials and sanitary equipment (7.3 %). Significant turnover drop was registered in stalls or markets (of 33.3 %), retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores (7.9 %)

and retail sale of clothing, footwear and leather goods (7.2 %).

Total retail trade turnover at current prices increased by 4.1 % (not taking into account the calendar influence).

Compared to September, in October 2020, the total turnover of retail trade enterprises rose by 0.9 %, according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices. Turnover of retail trade in food products grew by 1.6 %. Retail trade in non-food products (except for retail sale of automotive fuel) increased by 0.2 %, but turnover of retail sale of automotive fuel – by 1.1 %.

As compared to the previous month, the most notable turnover growth was registered in retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet (of 9.6 %). The largest turnover drop was registered in retail sale in stalls or markets (of 6.8 %), retail sale in non-specialised stores selling mainly non-food products (5.6 %) and retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores (5.4 %).

Compared to September, the total retail trade turnover at current prices (not taking into account seasonality) increased by 1.8 % in October 2020.

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