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Index of service and trade production, Slovenia, April 2020

Due to the coronavirus epidemic, service and trade production down in April 2020, too

After the decline in March 2020, service and trade production declined in April 2020 as well and was the lowest in the whole period of index calculation (since January 2010). It was 15.3% lower at the monthly level and 28.4% lower at the annual level.

  • 6/30/2020
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  • provisional data

Second consecutive month of a distinct decline

Due to epidemic-related restrictions, service and trade production in April 2020 declined compared to March 2020 (by 15.3%). Since it declined significantly for the second consecutive month, the index dropped to the lowest value in the whole period of its calculation (since January 2010). The decline was more distinct in service activities (by 17.5%) than in trade (by 12.6%).

Production declined in all service activities, most notably in accommodation and food service activities (by 70.3%). In other groups of activities the drop was not so prominent but still important; in professional, scientific and technical activities by 17.6%, in transportation and storage by 16.7%, in administrative and support service activities by 15.1% and in real estate activities by 8.6%. The decline was the lowest in information and communication (by 3.1%).


Drop at the annual level more prominent

Service and trade production in April 2020 dropped by 28.4% compared to April 2019. This was the largest drop at the annual level in the whole period of index calculation. The drop was more distinct in service activities (by 31.3%) than in trade (by 23.4%).

Production at the annual level also declined in all groups of service activities. The decline was even more prominent than at the monthly level. Production in accommodation and food service activities dropped by 86.2%, in administrative and support service activities by 38.0%, in transportation and storage by 28.4%, in professional, scientific and technical activities by 25.9% and in real estate activities by 21.2%. As at the monthly level, it declined the least in information and communication (by 7.1%).

In the first third of 2020, service and trade production declined by 11.1% compared to the same period of 2019. It also declined more in service activities (by 12.1%) than in trade (by 9.3%). The epidemic had the largest impact on accommodation and food service activities, where production dropped by 34.7%. The only group of service activities that recorded growth in the first third of the year, was information and communication, but even in this case the growth was minimal (by 0.1%).
Index of service and trade production, Slovenia, (Ø 2015=100)
Index of service and trade production, Slovenia, (Ø 2015=100)
1) In the trend-cycle component the most recent data are unreliable (the end-point problem).
Source: SURS
Index of service and trade production, Slovenia
IV 2020
III 2020
IV 2020
IV 2019
I-IV 2020
I-IV 2019
IV 2020
Ø 2015
Total G-N1)84.771.688.989.3
G Wholesale and retail trade87.476.690.796.7
45 Wholesale, retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles73.845.674.570.5
46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles85.183.595.3105.6
47 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles92.580.191.694.2
H-N Service activities82.568.787.985.0
H Transportation and storage83.371.688.695.8
49 Land transport and transport via pipelines78.368.888.690.5
50 Water transportzzzz
51 Air transportzzzz
52 Warehousing and support activities for transportation91.276.288.8119.1
53 Postal and courier activities97.980.792.482.4
I Accommodation and food service activities29.713.865.317.6
55 Accommodation23.110.764.912.6
56 Food and beverage service activities34.616.065.821.9
J Information and communication96.992.9100.1102.0
58 Publishing activities98.575.384.968.5
59 Motion picture, video and TV programme production, sound recording and music publishing activities88.251.987.776.6
60 Programming and broadcasting activities90.769.589.062.1
61 Telecommunications94.790.395.874.5
62 Computer programming, consultancy and related activities97.4100.3106.3136.0
63 Information service activities83.986.3102.1162.8
L Real estate activities91.478.888.380.3
M Professional, scientific and technical activities1)82.474.192.992.8
69 Legal and accounting activities82.272.487.576.1
70.2 Management consultancy activities96.286.895.6145.6
71 Architectural and engineering activities; technical testing and analysis81.574.797.485.9
73 Advertising and market research65.863.593.781.6
74 Other professional, scientific and technical activities66.149.181.569.3
N Administrative and support service activities1)84.962.077.677.9
77 Rental and leasing activities77.352.184.899.3
78 Employment activities94.057.865.876.8
79 Travel agency, tour operator reservation service and related activities13.93.849.07.4
80 Security and investigation activities97.988.898.991.6
81 Services to buildings and landscape activities94.176.487.890.6
82 Office administrative, office support and other business support activities68.660.786.3105.7
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1) Service activities are covered according to Council Regulation (EC) No 1165/98 of 19 May 1998 concerning short-term statistics.
Source: SURS
METHODOLOGICAL NOTE
Data are seasonally adjusted, except for service activities: real estate activities (L68), rental and leasing activities (N77), and services to buildings and landscape activities (N81). Data for these service activities are available since 2015; only original data are available because due to short time series these activities have not yet been 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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