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Press release 036 / 2014-01-31: Retail turnover in December 2013: –2.4% in real terms on December 2012

WIESBADEN – According to provisional results of the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), retail turnover in December 2013 in Germany decreased 1.4% in nominal terms and 2.4% in real terms compared with the corresponding month of the previous year. The number of days open for sale was 24 in December 2013 and 24 in December 2012, too.

When adjusted for calendar and seasonal variations (Census-X-12-ARIMA), the December turnover was in nominal terms 2.3 % and in real terms 2.5% smaller than that in November 2013.

Compared with the previous year, turnover in retail trade was in the whole year 2013 in nominal terms 1.4 % and in real terms 0.1% larger than that in 2012.

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