|Unit||Vol. Index 2014=100, NSA|
|Adjustments||Not Seasonally Adjusted|
|Source||National Institute of Statistics (INE)|
|Release||Retail Sales Index|
For Chile, the National Institute of Statistics (INE) reports a general trade activity index (IAC), index by activity, and index by type of product for the commerce sector. The dataset also contains a single index for retail sales in supermarkets.
The general index (IAC) provides a more complete and accurate analysis of the commerce sector (Section G, CIIU4) compared to its' predecessor index (IVCM). The aim of this indicator is estimating the short-term developments in the commerce sector.
According to the source, the wholesale component must be added to represent the evolution of the commerce sector in a single index.
The index encompasses retail and wholesale trade from three different divisions in the commerce sector according to CIIU4 international classification of activities:
Note: Each of these divisions has their own index.
The index by product line (LDP) is comprised of goods that accurately describe the movement of sales according to ECOM 2013. The types of products include new vehicles, used vehicles, fuel, food, drink and tobacco, construction materials, phramacy and cosmetics, clothing, and electronics.
Companies that are surveyed include enterprises in the National Directory of Companies in the 2014 accounting year. Companies main activity must be trade according to Activities in the Internal Revenue Service (SII). These companies accounted for 95% of the annual sales in the trade sector.
At the source: