Tuesday, October 6, 2009

EU and Eurozone retail sales in August 2009

Eurozone volume of retail trade in August 2009 down 0.2% compared with July, down 2.6% with August '08 (source: Eurostat)

In the EU as a whole (27 states) the volume of retail trade in August 2009 was down 0.3% compared with July - up in 4 states, down in 13 - and down by 1.8% when compared to August 2008.

In August 2009, compared with July 2009:
a) “Food, drinks and tobacco” rose by 0.5% in the Eurozone (16) and by 0.3% in the EU (27)
b) the non food sector fell by 0.6% in both zones.


In August 2009, compared with August 2008:
a) “Food, drinks and tobacco” fell by 1.3% in the Eurozone and by 0.3% in the EU (27).
b) the non food sector fell by 3.2% and 2.1% respectively.

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