Retail Trade in Europe, January 2017, Eurostat

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In January 2017 compared with December 2016, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade fell by 0.1% in the euro area (EA19), while it rose by 0.1% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In December the retail trade volume decreased by 0.5% in the euro area and by 1.0% in the EU28. In January 2017 compared with January 2016, the calendar adjusted retail sales index increased by 1.2% in the euro area and by 1.5% in the EU28.

Monthly comparison by retail sector and by Member State

The 0.1% decrease in the volume of retail trade in the euro area in January 2017, compared with December 2016, is due to falls of 0.2% for non-food products and of 0.1% for “Food, drinks and tobacco”, while automotive fuel rose by 0.8%. In the EU28, the 0.1% increase in the volume of retail trade is due to a rise of 0.7% for automotive fuel, while “Food, drinks and tobacco” and non-food products both remain stable.

Annual comparison by retail sector and by Member State

The 1.2% increase in the volume of retail trade in the euro area in January 2017, compared with January 2016, is due to rises of 2.2% for non-food products, of 0.6% for automotive fuel and of 0.3% for “Food, drinks and tobacco”. In the EU28, the 1.5% increase in the retail trade volume is due to rises of 2.7% for non-food products, of 0.8% for automotive fuel and of 0.3% for “Food, drinks and tobacco”.