In November last year, the calendar-adjusted retail sales index rose 7.8% in the euro area and 7.9% in the EU compared to the same month in 2020.
In the euro area in November 2021, the volume of retail trade increased by 1.6 compared to October for non-food products compared to the previous month. In the EU, the figure increased by 1.4 percent for non-food products.
In November 2021, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade increased by 1% in the euro area and by 0.9% in the European Union (EU) compared to October 2021, according to Eurostat estimates, the statistical office of the EU. In October 2021, the volume of retail trade increased by 0.3% in the euro area and by 0.4% in the EU.
The largest monthly increases in the total volume of retail trade were recorded in Spain (+ 4.9%), Luxembourg (+ 4%) and Portugal (+ 2.8%). The largest decreases were observed in Austria (-4.1%), Latvia (-3.6%) and Croatia (-3.1%).
The euro area includes Belgium, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands , Austria, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia and Finland.
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