This monthly publication presents up-to-date information on the movement of consumer spending in retail trade. It publishes statistics on value and value index of retail sales, both analysed by type of retail outlet. Statistics on volume index of retail sales by type of retail outlet are also released. In addition, statistics on value of retail sales by broad product category are also provided for supermarkets and department stores. Moreover, the movement of total retail sales volume in terms of the year-on-year rate of change for a month compared with the same month in the preceding year based on the original series, and in terms of the rate of change for a three-month period compared with the preceding three-month period based on the seasonally adjusted series are presented.
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