Retail trade improves in Spain and across the EU

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In June 2021, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade rose by 1.5 per cent in the euro area and by 1.2 per cent the EU, compared with May 2021, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

May 2021, the retail trade volume increased by 4.1 per cent in the euro area and by 4.2 per cent in the EU. In June 2021 compared with June 2020, the calendar adjusted volume of retail trade increased by five per cent in the euro area and by 5.3 per cent in the EU.

Monthly comparison by retail sector and by Member State In the euro area in June 2021, compared with May 2021, the volume of retail trade increased by 3.8 per cent for automotive fuels and by 3.4 per cent for non-food products, while it decreased by 1.5 per cent for food, drinks and tobacco.

In the EU the volume of trade increased by 3.6 per cent for automotive fuels and by 2.6 per cent for non-food products, while it decreased by 1.1 per cent for food, drinks and tobacco.

Among Member States for which data are available, the highest monthly increases in total retail trade were registered in Ireland (+9.4 per cent), Germany and Latvia (both +4.2 per cent) and Lithuania (+2.0). The largest decreases were observed in Malta (-3.0 per cent), Austria (-2.7 per cent) and Croatia (-2.6 per cent). Spain registered 0.5 per cent.

Annual comparison by retail sector and by Member State In the euro area in June 2021, compared with June 2020, the volume of retail trade increased by 11.9 per cent for automotive fuels, by 6.5 per cent for non-food products and by 1.4 per cent for food, drinks and tobacco.

In the EU, the volume of retail trade increased by 11.5 per cent for automotive fuels, by 7.1 per cent for non-food products and by 1.7 per cent for food, drinks and tobacco.

Among Member States for which data are available, the highest annual increases in total retail trade were registered in Bulgaria (+22.7 per cent), Lithuania (+15.3 per cent) and Slovenia (+12.8 per cent). The only decrease was registered in Luxembourg (-3.2 per cent).


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Deirdre Tynan

Deirdre Tynan is an award-winning journalist who enjoys bringing the best in news reporting to Spain’s largest English-language newspaper, Euro Weekly News. She has previously worked at The Mirror, Ireland on Sunday and for news agencies, media outlets and international organisations in America, Europe and Asia. A huge fan of British politics and newspapers, Deirdre is equally fascinated by the political scene in Madrid and Sevilla. She moved to Spain in 2018 and is based in Jaen.

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