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Price-adjusted increase of retail turnover by just under 1.5% expected for 2018

According to estimates of the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), retail turnover 2018 in Germany is expected to be between 1.4% and 1.5% higher in real terms than in 2017. In nominal terms turnover growth is expected between 3.1% and 3.3%. This estimation is based on data for the first eleven months of 2018. According to provisional data, turnover in retail trade in November 2018 increased 1.1% in real terms and 2.9% in nominal terms from November 2017. The number of days open for sale was 26 both in November 2018 and November 2017.

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Online trade is gaining in importance

Turnover in online retail trade as a percentage of total tradeEnlarge picture

Online sales of clothing, computers, electronic goods, books and other goods are booming; turnover figures have increased in online trade for years.

Online trade turnover is highest for clothing (over 7 billion euros), followed by computers and software (4 billion euros) and electrical household appliances (3 billion euros).

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Motor vehicle trade

Turnover from motor vehicle trade in October 2018 increased by 7.5% price adjusted on October 2017

According to provisional results, the turnover motor vehicle trade enterprises in Germany increased by 7.5% price adjusted (in real terms) in October 2018 compared with the same month a year earlier. The volume of motor vehicle sales in October 2018 was 5.8% higher than in October 2017.

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Wholesale trade,
commission trade

Wholesale turnover in October 2018 by +7.5% price adjusted on October 2017

According to provisional results, the turnover of German wholesale enterprises increased by 7.5% price adjusted (in real terms) in October 2018 compared with the same month of the previous year.

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Revision of the results of the monthly retail trade statistics

As of March 2017, a larger online sales enterprise, which established a branch in Germany in May 2015, has been included in the statistics of retail trade. This inclusion has required a recalculation of the relevant results back to reference month May 2015 in order to reflect the economic development more adequately. For this reason, the extent of revisions is larger than before.

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Revision retail trade statistics

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