Retail trade and wholesale, commission trade, Slovenia, 2018

In 2018, too, turnover from the sale of goods higher than a year earlier

Total turnover from the sale of goods in Slovenia in 2018 grossed EUR 28.4 billion, which is 6.3% more than in 2017. The turnover grew for the third year in a row. Growth in 2018 was lower than in 2017 but still higher than in 2016.

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Turnover from the sale of goods higher than in 2017

 
In retail trade, as well as in wholesale, the turnover from the sale of goods in 2018 was higher than the year before.
 
Turnover in retail trade was 7.1% higher and amounted to EUR 13.9 billion. The growth was not as high as in 2017 when the turnover grew by 12.0%, but it was still the third highest growth in the last decade.
 
In 2018 turnover from the sale of goods in wholesale amounted to EUR 14.5 billion, which was 5.5% more than in 2017. Turnover from the sale of goods in wholesale grew for the fifth consecutive year but it still didn’t reach the 2008 turnover, when it grossed EUR 15.7 billion.
 

The highest growth in retail trade turnover in the sale of medical, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products

The most important commercial goods in retail trade considering retail trade turnover in 2018 were still food and beverages. Turnover of EUR 3.2 billion represented 23.1% of total turnover in retail trade. Compared to 2017, the turnover was higher by 7.9%, which was the highest recorded growth since 2009 concerning this commodity group.
 
The commodity group motor vehicles and spare parts remained second as regards retail trade turnover, but compared to last year’s growth (by 31.5%) it was quite lower. In 2018 it grew by 3.9%.
 
The turnover growth in the third most important commodity group – energy products and motor fuels – was more substantial. Turnover grew by 16.2% in this commodity group. It grew for the second year in a row after the decline in 2013–2016.
 
Compared to 2017 the highest turnover growth was recorded in the sale of medical, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products. In 2018 turnover was higher by 31.1%. This could be partially the consequence of the decline in 2017. Compared to 2016, it grew by 19.2% and compared to the five-year average it grew by 17.9%.
 
Considering other important commodity groups, retail trade turnover in 2018 mostly grew. It declined only in the sale of construction material, installation and technical products (by 0.8%) and in the sale of tobacco and tobacco products (by 1.7%).


After the high growth in 2017 wholesale turnover from the sale of motor vehicles and other transport equipment declined in 2018
 
In wholesale, compared to 2017, the turnover from the sale of motor vehicles and other transport equipment declined by 7.7% in 2018. This was the first decline for this commodity group since 2012. In 2017 it grew by 16.5%, which means that the turnover was still 7.5% higher than in 2016. Motor vehicles and other transport equipment were still the most important commodity group in wholesale since their sale represented 15.7% of the wholesale turnover.
 
In terms of turnover, the sale of solid, liquid and gaseous fuels was the second most important commodity group in wholesale. It replaced turnover from the sale of food and beverages. In 2018 turnover in the first commodity group grew by 22.7% and in the other declined by 4.7%. Similar to the retail trade, it was also the second consecutive year of the growth of turnover from the sale of solid, liquid and gaseous fuels after the previous four-year decline.
 
A parallel between retail and wholesale trade can also be drawn in the sale of pharmaceutical products and medical equipment. In wholesale the high growth in 2018 (by 23.9%) also followed the decline in the previous year (by 8.8%). Compared to 2016 the growth of turnover in 2018 was less prominent (by 13%).
Turnover from the sale of goods in wholesale, Slovenia
201720182018
2017
1,000 EURindex
Total1)13,751,19514,504,873105.5
Non-food products7,689,8288,328,899108.3
Motor vehicles and other transport equip.2,473,7392,283,31192.3
Food, beverages and tobacco2,183,7652,170,49799.4
Solid, liquid and gaseous fuels1,403,8631,722,166122.7
1) Totals do not add up due to rounding.
Source: SURS
Turnover from the sale of goods in retail trade, Slovenia
201720182018
2017
1,000 EURindex
Total1)12,994,28013,919,735107.1
Food and beverages2,981,3833,217,700107.9
Motor vehicles and their parts and acessories2,335,7322,425,710103.9
Energy products and motor fuels1,989,6552,311,154116.2
Medical, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products977,5551,281,539131.1
Clothing and footwear840,650852,697101.4
Construction material, installation and technical products731,179725,67299.2
Tobacco and tobacco products521,010511,96598.3
Electrical appliances and devices552,000595,966108.0
Household equipment496,259542,001109.2
Garden equipment326,975360,032110.1
Other1,241,8821,095,29988.2
1) Totals do not add up due to rounding.
Source: SURS
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