Johanna Linda Pihlak, an analyst at Statistics Estonia, said that in 2021, turnover increased in grocery stores and stores selling manufactured goods as well as in companies engaged in the retail sale of automotive fuel.
“The increase in turnover was greatest in stores selling manufactured goods – 17%. grocery stores,” Pihlak added.
In December 2021, the turnover of retail companies was 903 million euros. Revenue increased by 13% compared to December 2020.
In December, the turnover of stores selling manufactured goods increased by 16% year on year. The largest increase in turnover, at 26%, was recorded in stores selling textiles, clothing and footwear.
Sales growth was above average in other specialized stores selling mainly computers and their accessories, books, sports equipment, games, toys, etc. (22%) and in flea markets and non-store retail (stalls, markets, direct sales) (21%).
Compared to December 2020, the turnover of grocery stores increased by 4% and the turnover of companies engaged in the retail sale of automotive fuel by 31%.
Compared to November, the turnover of retail companies increased by 12% in December, which is usual due to the Christmas and end-of-year sales.
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