Retail store sales in textiles & footwear increase by 1% in April

June 02, 2008 - Estonia

According to Statistics Estonia, in April 2008 compared to April of the previous year the retail sales of goods of retail trade enterprises stayed at the same level in constant prices.

In April, the retail sales of goods of retail trade enterprises were 4.6 billion kroons. In grocery stores the retail sales of goods decreased one percent compared with the April of the previous year. The retail sales in stores selling manufactured goods increased by 2% compared with the same period of the previous year.

Compared to April of the previous year, the retail sales of cosmetics increased 10%, the retail sales of stores selling textiles, clothing and footwear increased 1%.

Retail sales of non-specialized stores selling industrial goods and retail sales of other specialized stores stayed at the same level compared to April of the previous year.

Compared with March, the retail sales in retail trade enterprises increased 1%.

In April the revenues from sales of retail trade enterprises were 5.5 billion kroons, of which retail sales of goods accounted for about 85%. Compared to April 2007, the revenues from sales increased 9% in current prices. Compared to the previous month, this indicator increased 2%.