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Internal trade

How successful are Estonian trade enterprises? What goods are sold the most? Considering the number of active enterprises and turnover, internal trade is the largest economic activity in Estonia. It covers wholesale and retail trade as well as repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles.

Internal trade is closely connected with other activities – goods that people buy in shops or on the internet come from factories, craftsmen and farmers. The goods are carried by transport enterprises. Consumption of products made in Estonia supports local business, and also means that the goods are delivered to consumers in the most cost-effective way.

Statistics Estonia publishes the following data for trade enterprises:

  • turnover;
  • turnover volume index;
  • retail sales;
  • retail sales volume index;
  • sales of wholesale enterprises;
  • trade margin;
  • costs;
  • profits;
  • assets;
  • liabilities;
  • equity capital;
  • investments;
  • value added;
  • productivity indicators.

The data of internal trade help to assess how trade enterprises are doing and the impact of the largest economic activity on the whole economy. By analysing data, the heads of trade enterprises can make more informed sales and management decisions, assess their competitiveness on the market, choose pricing principles and react to changing market conditions.

Change in turnover volume index of retail trade enterprises compared to previous period 0.7 %
2022 JULY
Change in turnover volume index of retail trade enterprises compared to the corresponding period in previous year 0.3 %
2022 JULY
Net sales of trade enterprises 8.92 billion euros
34.9%
2022 Q2
Retail sales of trade enterprises 2.53 billion euros
19.3%
2022 Q2
Wholesale sales and wholesale on a fee or contract basis of trade enterprises 6.10 billion euros
42.7%
2022 Q2
Trade margin of retail trade enterprises 18.0 %
2022 Q2
Retail sales volume index change compared to same period in previous year 2.1 %
2022 Q2
Retail sales volume index change compared to previous period 9.2 %
2022 Q2
Net sales of trade enterprises by quarter | 3rd quarter 2013 – 2nd quarter 2022
Assets, liabilities and trade margin of trade enterprises by economic activity, quarters | 2nd quarter 2021 – 2nd quarter 2022
2nd quarter 2021 3rd quarter 2021 4th quarter 2021 1st quarter 2022 2nd quarter 2022
Average quarterly number of persons employed 92,752.0 92,898.0 91,743.0 92,794.0 94,610.0
Turnover, million euros 6,613.6 6,949.1 7,431.9 7,602.1 8,918.9
Retail sales, million euros 2,117.7 2,243.6 2,340.8 2,165.7 2,526.7
..wholesale sales and wholesale on a fee or contract basis, million euros 4,273.3 4,471.6 4,824.1 5,172.6 6,097.2
Costs total, million euros 6,240.7 6,614.8 7,077.1 7,330.6 8,600.2
Trade margin, % 23.0 21.0 21.0 18.0 18.0
Selling time of goods inventories, days 37.0 36.0 37.0 38.0 36.0

Retail sales volume index change compared to previous period, quarters | 2nd quarter 2021 – 2nd quarter 2022
Unit: %
2nd quarter 2021 3rd quarter 2021 4th quarter 2021 1st quarter 2022 2nd quarter 2022
Commodities total 15.0 4.3 1.6 -11.7 9.2
Food, alcoholic beverages and tobacco products 11.0 -0.6 2.0 -10.6 9.3
Food 9.0 -2.3 4.0 -10.2 5.2
Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products 19.0 4.0 -3.2 -12.4 21.6
Manufactured goods 17.0 6.8 1.2 -12.2 9.0
Clothing, woven materials, footwear 36.0 25.8 -5.4 -24.2 38.5
Motor vehicles, their parts and accessories and automotive fuel 13.0 9.2 -9.9 -3.2 7.9
Other goods 16.0 2.8 8.8 -13.5 6.6

Retail sales volume index change compared to same period in previous year, quarters | 2nd quarter 2021 – 2nd quarter 2022
Unit: %
2nd quarter 2021 3rd quarter 2021 4th quarter 2021 1st quarter 2022 2nd quarter 2022
Commodities total 17.0 11.8 9.2 7.4 2.1
Food, alcoholic beverages and tobacco products 5.0 3.3 3.2 1.0 -0.9
Food 5.0 3.0 2.1 -0.8 -4.0
Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products 3.0 4.1 6.3 5.2 7.2
Manufactured goods 25.0 16.3 11.9 10.7 3.4
Clothing, woven materials, footwear 34.0 18.8 18.5 22.6 24.8
Motor vehicles, their parts and accessories and automotive fuel 34.0 20.7 10.3 7.9 2.7
Other goods 21.0 14.9 13.8 12.2 3.2