Retail trade – December 2021

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08.02.2022

Code: 120019-21

In December, sales adjusted for calendar effects increased by 1.5% in real terms (at constant prices), year on year (yy). Unadjusted sales increased 3.3% year-over-year. Seasonally adjusted retail sales fell 1.0%, month over month (mom).
For the whole of 2021, unadjusted retail sales increased by 4.4%.

Seasonally adjusted retail sales, excluding motor vehicles1) fell in real terms (at constant prices) by 1.0%, mom, in December. Sales for the sale of automotive fuel decreased by 2.4%, sales for the sale of non-food goods by 1.2% and sales for the sale of food decreased by 0.4%.

Calendar-adjusted retail sales rose 1.5% year-on-year. Sales for the sale of automotive fuel increased by 4.7% and those for the sale of non-food goods by 2.1%, while sales for the sale of food decreased by 0.2% . December 2021 had one more working day compared to December 2020.

Unadjusted retail sales rose 3.3% year-on-year. Sales for the sale of automotive fuel increased by 6.0%, sales for the sale of non-food goods by 3.9% and sales for the sale of food increased by 1.6%.

The largest share of the total increase in sales in December belonged to online stores2) (sales growth of 8.6%). In specialized non-food goods stores, sales increased in dispensary pharmacies and retail trade of medical and orthopedic equipment in specialized stores (+11.6%), retail trade of cultural and leisure goods in specialized stores (+6.7%) and the retail sale of cosmetics and toiletries in specialized stores (+4.4%). On the other hand, the retail trade of other household equipment in specialized stores (by 2.1%), the retail trade of clothing, footwear and leather goods in specialized stores (by 2.7%) and the retail trade information and communication services recorded a drop in sales. equipment in specialized stores (+6.8%). Sales of food products increased both in the retail trade of food products, beverages and tobacco in specialized stores (+8.7%) and in the retail trade in non-specialized stores predominantly of food products, beverages or tobacco (by 1.3%).

The price deflator in retail trade excluding motor vehicles and motorcycles relating to the corresponding period of the previous year (excluding VAT) was 107.8%. It was mainly influenced by higher prices for motor fuel, clothing, footwear and leather goods, other household equipment, cultural and leisure goods, information and communication equipment, food , pharmacies, medical and orthopedic products and cosmetics and toiletries.

Seasonally adjusted sales for sale and repair of motor vehicles3) decreases in real terms (at constant prices) 3.0%, momand sales adjusted for calendar effects decreased by 5.1%, yoy. Not adjusted sales decreased by 1.7%, yoy; sales for the sale of motor vehicles (including spare parts) decreased by 5.5%, year-on-year, while sales for the repair of motor vehicles increased by 10.9%, year-on-year.

Development in the fourth quarter of 2021
For all of Q4 2021,
Sales in retail trade, except motor vehicles1) adjusted for calendar effects increases in real terms(at constant prices) 6.6%, yoy. Not adjusted sales increased by 7.2% (there was one more working day in Q4 2021 compared to the corresponding period of the previous year). Unadjusted sales to the sale of non-food goods increased by 11.5%, year-on-year, and sales to the sale of automotive fuel by 10.3%, year-on-year, while sales to food sales fell 0.2% year-on-year. In the automotive industry3)Sales adjusted for calendar effects decreases in real terms (at constant prices) by 4.9%, yoy. Not adjusted sales fell 3.8% year-on-year. Unadjusted sales for the sale of motor vehicles (including spare parts) fell 6.8%, year-on-year, while sales for the repair of motor vehicles rose 8.4%, year-on-year annual.

Development in 2021
For the whole year 2021
Sales in retail trade, except motor vehicles1) adjusted for calendar effects increases in real terms(at constant prices) 4.5%, yoy; unadjusted sales increased by 4.4%. Unadjusted sales for the sale of non-food goods increased by 8.2%, sales for the sale of automotive fuel increased by 3.4%, while sales for the sale of food decreased by 0.4%. The strongest sales growth was recorded for retail sales via mail order houses or via the Internet of 16.3%. Compared to 2020, higher sales were reported by all non-food assortment types. Sales increased in the retail trade of information and communication equipment in specialized stores by 6.9%, in the retail trade of cosmetics and toiletries in specialized stores by 6.5%, in the retail sale of clothing, footwear and leather goods in specialized stores by 4.7%, retail sale of other household equipment in specialized stores by 4.6%, retail sale of pharmacy items, medicine and orthopedics in specialized stores by 4.4% and the retail trade of cultural and leisure items in specialized stores by 3.2%. Specialty food, beverage and tobacco retailing also recorded sales growth of 0.5%. In contrast, non-specialty stores predominantly selling food, beverages or tobacco saw sales decline 0.5%. The average price deflator for the year 2021 was 103.5%.

In the automotive segment3)Sales adjusted for calendar effects increases in real terms (at constant prices) 8.3%, y‑o‑y; unadjusted sales increased 8.6% year-on-year. Unadjusted motor vehicle repair sales were up 10.0% year-over-year, and motor vehicle sales (including parts) were up 8.2% year-on-year.

An international comparison of retail sales developments in EU Member States is available at: https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/short-term-business-statistics/publications .

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1) CZ-NACE 47 – retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles
2)
CZ-NACE 4791 – retail sale via mail order houses or via the Internet
3)
CZ-NACE 45 – wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles

Remarks:
All data in the text of the press release are at constant prices.
Enterprises are classified in the economic activity according to their principal (predominant) activity, which is such an activity, from which the enterprise derives the highest added value.
November 2021 data has been revised in accordance with the CZSO revision policy. December 2021 data is preliminary. Final data for all months of 2021 will be released in March 2022.

We note that since the way estimates for the unsurveyed portion of the sample are made has changed, previously published data may be subject to further revision.

Head responsible at the CZSO: Marie Boušková, Director of the Department of Trade, Transport, Services, Tourism and Environment Statistics, telephone number: (+420) 274 052 935, (+420) 732 349 448, E-mail: [email protected]

Contact person: Jana Gotvaldová, Head of Trade, Transport and Services Statistics Unit, telephone number: (+420) 274 052 691, (+420) 735 130 284, e-mail: [email protected]
Mode of data acquisition: direct survey of the CZSO (“
SP 1-12″)
End of data collection: January 28, 2022
End of data processing: February 2
2022
Related outputs: base indices and annual indices since 2000 and 2001, respectively, are available in time series
(
https://www.czso.cz/csu/czso/sales_indices_monthly_retail_trade_hotels_and_restaurants_time_series).
The next press release will be published on: March 14, 2022

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