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Turnover in retail trade, Slovenia, December 2019

Retail sales in 2019 up for the fifth consecutive year

Volume turnover in retail trade in December 2019 decreased by 2.8% over the previous month and by 6.6% over December 2018.

  • 1/31/2020
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  • provisional data
Retail trade turnover in December 2019 lower at the monthly and at the annual level

In December 2019, volume turnover in retail trade decreased by 2.8% compared to November 2019. The decrease at the monthly level was due to lower turnover both in specialized stores with motor fuels (by 3.8%) and in retail trade except automotive fuel (by 1.1%). 

Compared to December 2018, volume turnover in retail trade decreased by 6.6%. The decrease at the annual level was due to lower turnover in specialized stores with motor fuels (by 20.5%), as volume turnover in retail trade without motor fuels increased over the previous month (by 1.0%). Turnover also decreased in retail trade with food (by 2.2%), while in retail trade with non-food products it increased (by 3.7%).

In 2019 volume turnover in retail trade increased by 3.3% over the previous year. Even though the growth of sale was 1.4 percentage points lower than in the previous year, the sale in retail trade has been growing for the past five years. The highest increase was recorded in retail trade with non-food products (by 5.1%), while volume turnover also increased in retail trade with food (by 1.3%) and in specialized stores with motor fuels (by 3.1%).

Sale of motor vehicles in December 2019 higher at the monthly and at the annual level 

Volume turnover in trade and repair of motor vehicles increased by 3.2% at the monthly level and by 9.4% at the annual level. Annual growth of volume turnover in December was the second highest in 2019.

In 2019 volume turnover in retail sale and repair of motor vehicles was 4.2% higher than in the previous year, which is a 7.5 percentage points lower growth than last year. In 2019, annual turnover growth was the lowest since 2013.


Detailed data for December 2019 will be published in the SiStat Database on 27 February 2020. Together with this release detailed data for retail trade and data for wholesale for November 2019 are published in the SiStat Database.

Volume indices of retail trade turnover, Slovenia (Ø 2015=100)
Volume indices of retail trade turnover, Slovenia (Ø 2015=100)
1) In the trend-cycle component the most recent data are unreliable (the end-point problem).
Source: SURS
Volume indices of retail trade turnover, Slovenia
XII 2019
XI 2019
XII 2019
XII 2018
I-XII 2019
I-XII 2018
XII 2019
Ø 2015
Total retail trade97.293.4103.3118.3
  Total retail trade except automotive fuel98.9101.0103.4111.5
     food, beverages, tobacco98.497.8101.395.9
     non-food (except automotive fuel)98.4103.7105.1126.4
  Retail sale of automotive fuel in specialised stores96.279.5103.1136.0
Source: SURS
Volume indices of turnover in wholesale, retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles, Slovenia
XII 2019
XI 2019
XII 2019
XII 2018
I-XII 2019
I-XII 2018
XII 2019
Ø 2015
Wholesale, retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles103.2109.4104.2169.1
Source: SURS
METHODOLOGICAL NOTE
Data are seasonally adjusted. 
Data for the last 10 months are provisional. With each release, the data for the last 10 months can be corrected and supplemented with new data.

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