In the euro area, retail trade volume increased by 1.2% for non-food products and fell by 0.2% for motor fuels in May 2022 compared to April 2022, according to Eurostat, the office European Union statistics.
In the euro area, seasonally adjusted retail trade volume increased by 0.2% in May 2022 compared with April 2022. Retail trade volume decreased by 1.4% in April 2022. calendar-adjusted retail sales index increased by 0.2% in May 2022. compared to May 2021. The euro area includes members of the EU that have the euro as their currency.
Retail trade volume increased by 5.6% for motor fuels and 2% for non-food products in the euro area in May 2022 compared to May 2021, according to Eurostat data.
The euro area includes the members of the European Union that have adopted the euro as their currency. The 19 countries that make up the zone are Belgium, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia and Finland.
The retail trade volume index measures the change in retail trade turnover, adjusted for price variations (deflated), i.e. the change in the total amount of goods sold, over the database corrected for calendar and seasonal effects. Euro area and EU seasonally adjusted series are calculated by aggregating seasonally adjusted national data. Eurostat performs seasonal adjustment of data for countries that do not correct their data for seasonal effects.
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