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Source: Destatis-Federal Statistical Office

The strongest decline in sales compared to a month-on-month since January 2007

Press release No. 151 of 30. April 2020

Retail sales, March 2020-2,an 8% year-on-year month (in real terms, preliminary)adjusted -1.5% in the previous month (in nominal terms, preliminary), down 5.6% month – on-month (real, calendar and seasonally, preliminary), down by 5.7% month-on-month (nominal, calendar – and seasonally adjusted, preliminary)

WIESBADEN, Germany – Due to the business closures in the Corona-crisis sales in some retail industries are collapsed in March 2020. At the same time, strong demand for goods of daily needs has led to increased sales in other areas, such as in supermarkets and pharmacies. Overall, the continued Retail companies in Germany in March 2020, according to provisional results of the Federal Statistical office (Destatis), real (price-adjusted) is 2.8 % and the nominal (not price adjusted) 1.5% less than in March 2019. Both months with 26 selling days had. Calendar – and seasonally adjusted sales in March 2020 was compared to February 2020 in real terms by 5.6% in nominal terms by 5.7 % lower. This is the strongest decline in sales compared to a month-on-month since January 2007.

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In the retail trade of food, beverages and tobacco were at a significantly increased demand was also reflected in the March to 2020: The industry had a real 8.9% in nominal terms and 11.8% more than in March 2019. Sales at the super markets, hypermarkets and consumer markets in real terms of 10.3 % and in nominal terms by 13.2 % over the same month last year. The retail sale of food to put in the corresponding comparison in real terms of 2.8 % less, in nominal terms it remained unchanged.

In the retail Non-food sales in March 2020 fell compared to the previous month in real terms by 10.1% and in nominal terms by 9.8 %, after having risen in February 2020 in real terms 5.6% and in nominal terms by 5.9% year-on-year month. This is the strongest decline in sales in the retail distribution of Non-food products since the beginning of the time series in 1994. The largest since 1994, the measured drop in sales in an industry of retail trade of retail trade of textiles, clothing, footwear and leather -51,4% were recorded in real terms fell by 52.6% and in nominal terms compared to March 2019. A strong decline in sales of real eurá-30.5 % and a nominal -29,6 % of the other retailers with Goods of various kinds (for example, Department stores).

The largest plus in sales with 13.4% in real terms and in nominal terms and 13.7% of the Internet generated and shipping trade, where rates of Change of this magnitude should not be unusual, and thus not exclusively to a special influence of the Corona pandemic due. Quite clearly, the influence of the crisis situation, however, the still high level of sales plus the pharmacies or the retail trade of cosmetic, pharmaceutical and medical products with a real 7.0% in nominal terms of 8.3 % higher sales than in the same month last year.

A special evaluation for the high demand of selected goods for the daily needs of up to 19. April, the Federal Statistical office in the Press Release No. 146 23. April 2020 published.

The results for retail sales are also broken down by individual industries, in addition to other indicators for the classification of the economic consequences of the Corona of a pandemic on the Special Page “Corona-Statistics” the Internet offer of the Federal Statistical office are available.

Methodological Notes:

The Revision tables provide information about the impact of the updates on the results.

Results for retail sales in lower economic breakdown, including corporate messages, which are received after this press release, are available in about 14 days in the database GENESIS-Online. Information on current data additions shall be provided on the.

In addition, additional results in addition to the press release available.

Retail sales One– Change from the corresponding previous year period in %Two
Sector of the economy Three
Real (price-adjusted)
Nominal (not price adjusted)

1 retail sale of vehicles without a motor 2 Calculated values from the Origin (excluding calendar and seasonal adjustment).

3 classification of economic activities in 2008. 4 Without retail trade of food stalls and markets.

March 2020
A total of One
-2,8
-1,5
including:
Food, Beverages, Tobacco Four
8,9
11,8
of which:
Of retail Goods of various kinds (for example, supermarkets, hypermarkets)
10,3
13,2
Retail sale of food
-2.8
0.0
Non-Food
-10,1
By -9.8
including:
Textiles, clothing, footwear and leather goods
Fell by 52.6
-51,4
Furnishings, Household Equipment, Building Materials & Supplies
Of -17.4
-16,5
Other Retail Sale Of (for example, bicycles, books)
-18,9
Of -20.5
Pharmacies, cosmetic, pharmaceutical and medical products
7.0
8.3
Other retail sale of a variety of Goods (for example, Department stores)
Eurá-30.5
-29,6
Internet and mail – order trade
13,4
13,7
for information:
Retail sale in specialized stores
-5.5
-3.8
Retail without gas stations
-2,8
-1,4
January to March 2020
A total of One
2,0
3,2
including:
Food, Beverages, Tobacco Four
6,1
8,8
of which:
Of retail Goods of various kinds (for example, supermarkets, hypermarkets)
6,7
9,3
Retail sale of food
1.0
4.0
Non-Food
-0,6
-0,2
including:
Textiles, clothing, footwear and leather goods
-20.1
-19.0
Furnishings, Household Equipment, Building Materials & Supplies
-3.5
-3.2
Other Retail Sale Of (for example, bicycles, books)
-3,2
-4,4
Pharmacies, cosmetic, pharmaceutical and medical products
5.9
7.1
Other retail sale of a variety of Goods (for example, Department stores)
-9,9
-9,0
Internet and mail – order trade
10,1
10,3
for information:
Retail sale in specialized stores
0,7
The 2.4
Retail without gas stations
2,0
3,3
Retail sales One
Year month
Real (price adjusted)
Nominal (not price adjusted)
2015 = 100
Change
2015 = 100
Change
1 retail sale of vehicles without a motor 2 Calculated values from the Origin (excluding calendar and seasonal adjustment). 3Saisonbereinigungsverfahren X13 JDemetra .
Origin, annual averages of the measured numbers and change over previous year in % Two
Two thousand nineteen
110,6
3,0
114,6
3,6
2018
107,4
1,8
110,6
3,1
2017
105,5
2,8
107,3
4,3
2016
102,6
2,6
102,9
2,9
Monthly measurement of numbers as well as percentage change compared with the previous month, in % Two
Two thousand twenty
March
106,2
-2,8
111,2
-1,5
February
104,2
6,5
108,6
7,8
January
105,2
2,7
109,0
3,9
2019
December
126,3
2,3
131,1
3,1
November
119,7
3,1
124,5
3,4
October
113,0
2,0
117,6
2,2
September
105,8
3,9
An increase of 109.8
4,0
August
109,2
3,5
112,7
4,2
July
112,6
5,8
116,3
6,9
June
107,6
-1,3
111,6
-0,6
May
111,2
4,2
115,8
5,0
April
112,5
5,7
116,8
6,5
March
109,3
-1,1
Is 112.9
-0,7
Calendar – and seasonally adjusted measurement of numbers as well as change over the previous month in % Three
Two thousand twenty
March
106,9
-5,6
111,7
-5,7
February
113,3
0,8
118,4
1,0
January
112,4
1,4
117,2
1,7
2019
December
110,8
-1,5
To 115.2
-1,4
November
112,5
1,7
116,8
1,8
October
110,6
-0,7
114,7
-0,6
September
111,4
0,3
115,4
0,1
August
111,1
0,1
115,3
0,2
July
111,0
-0,4
115,1
-0,4
June
111,5
1,9
115,6
2,0
May
109,4
-0,6
113,3
-0,4
April
110,1
-0,5
113,8
-0,2
March
110,6
0,3
114,0
0,1

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