Russia’s Retail Trade Turnover Goes Up 1.6%

21 February 2019 (09:17)

UrBC, Moscow, February 21, 2019. Russia’s retail trade turnover rose by 1.6% in January 2019 compared with January 2018 (in comparable prices) and reached RUB 2.489 trillion, Rosstat reports.

In monthly terms, the trade turnover dropped by 25.3%, whereas in December 2018, the retail trade turnover rose by 2.3% against December 2017. As for the year 2018 on the whole, the retail trade turnover went up by 2.6% compared with one year previously.

‘The share of food items (including beverages) and tobacco products in the overall retail trade structure came to 48.3%; that of non-food items came to 51.7% (in January 2018, the percentage points were 48% and 52%, respectively),’ Rosstat says.

The retail trade turnover of food items increased by 2.1% in January 2019 (up to RUB 1.203 trillion in yearly terms); that of non-food items increased by 1.2% and reached RUB 1.286 trillion. In December 2018, the increase was 1.8% and 2.8%, respectively.

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