MALTESE PEOPLE DID MORE SHOPPING LAST NOVEMBER

 Malta was among the member states which registered the highest increases in the total retail trade volume (+7 per cent).

People in Malta did more shopping in November 2017 than they did in November 2016, according to figures released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Malta was among the member states which registered the highest increases in the total retail trade volume (+7 per cent). The highest increases were registered in Romania (+10.9 per cent), Poland (+7.6 per cent), while the only decrease was observed in Estonia (-1.2 per cent).

In November 2017 compared with November 2016, the calendar adjusted retail sales index increased by 2.8% in the euro area and by 2.7 per cent in the EU28.

The 2.8 per cent increase in the volume of retail trade in the euro area in November 2017, compared with November 2016, is due to rises of 4.1 per cent for non-food products, of 1.6 per cent for “Food, drinks and tobacco” and of 0.2 per cent for automotive fuel. In the EU28, the 2.7 per cent increase in retail trade volume is due to rises of 4.1 per cent for non-food products, of 1.4 per cent for “Food, drinks and tobacco" and of 0.9 per cent for automotive fuel.

On a monthly basis, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade increased by 1.5 per cent from October 2017 to November 2017 in both the euro area (EA19) and the EU28. In October, the retail trade volume fell by 1.1 per cent in the euro area and by 0.6 per cent in the EU28.

 

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