17 Dec 2010 17:10

Retail trade grows 4.6% in Nov - Rosstat

MOSCOW. Dec 17 (Interfax) - Retail trade turnover in Russia rose to 1.463 trillion rubles in November, 4.6% more than in November 2009 but 1% less than in October 2010.

Retail trade increased 4.5% to 14.671 trillion rubles in January-November 2010 year-on-year.

The figures coincide with the consensus forecast compiled by Interfax at the end of November.

Registered outlets and individual traders accounted for 86.8% of retail trade in November (up from 85.7% in November last year) and markets for 13.2% (14.3%). Turnover at the markets amounted to 192.9 billion rubles in November, 5.9% less year-on-year.

Retail trade in food, including alcohol and tobacco, rose 4% to 705.6 billion rubles in November and was up 5.4% to 7.142 trillion rubles in January-November.

Turnover in non-food goods grew 5.2% to 757.8 billion rubles in November and 3.7% to 7.529 trillion rubles in January-November.

Sales of meat declined 3.6% in November compared with October, fish and seafood - down 0.7%, dairy products - down 0.7% and groats - down 1.9%.

But sales of fresh fruit rose 9.5% and computer and home appliance sales were up 9%.