Turnover growth of retail trade enterprises continued in January

news release no 21

According to Statistics Estonia, in January 2020, the turnover of retail trade enterprises was 585 million euros. Compared to January 2019, turnover increased by 3% at constant prices.

The turnover of stores selling manufactured goods increased by 11% and the turnover of grocery stores by 5% compared to January of the previous year. The turnover of enterprises engaged in the retail sales of automotive fuel decreased by 17%. The turnover fall of these enterprises was influenced by the high reference base of January of the previous year and continuing price increase of automotive fuel.

Compared to December, the turnover of retail trade enterprises decreased by 16% in January. This is a usual fall following the Christmas and turn-of-the-year sales in December. According to the seasonally and working-day adjusted data, retail sales increased by 1% compared to the previous month.

The statistics are based on the VAT declaration data of the Estonian Tax and Customs Board. Statistics Estonia published the monthly summary in three working days. Statistics Estonia performs the statistical activity “Financial statistics of trade enterprises (monthly)” for the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications.

For further information:

Kadri Kütt
Media Relations Manager
Marketing and Dissemination Department
Statistics Estonia
Tel. +372 625 9181

More detailed data have been published in the Statistical Database (trade volume indices and economic indicators of internal trade).