Measured in real terms (constant 2015 prices), retail trade sales increased by 2,0% year-on-year in February 2020. The largest positive annual growth rates were recorded for:
The largest contributors to the 2,0% increase were:
Seasonally adjusted retail trade sales decreased by 0,4% in February 2020 compared with January 2020. This followed month-on-month changes of 0,5% in January 2020 and -2,5% in December 2019. In the three months ended February 2020, seasonally adjusted retail trade sales decreased by 1,1% compared with the previous three months.
Retail trade sales increased by 0,8% in the three months ended February 2020 compared with the three months ended February 2019. The largest contributor to this increase was all 'other' retailers (3,8% and contributing 0,5 of a percentage point).