Netherlands - Retail Sales





Netherlands: Retail Sales

Mnemonic WRT.INLD
Unit Index 2015=100, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Monthly 3.46 %
Data Oct 2022 137.5
Sep 2022 132.9

Series Information

Source Statistics Netherlands
Release Retail Sales
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 1/31/1960
End Date 10/31/2022

Netherlands: Consumer

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Consumer Confidence Nov 2022 -57 -59 Bal. of Opinion, SA Monthly
Real Retail Sales Oct 2022 115.5 114.1 Vol. Index 2015=100, NSA Monthly
Retail Sales Oct 2022 137.5 132.9 Index 2015=100, NSA Monthly
Personal Income 2015 64 Ths. EUR Annual

Release Information

Monthly statistics on retail trade published by Statistics Netherlands provide indicators (monthly indexes) for the public sector, industrial organizations, businesses and other users of statistics. The indexes mainly refer to turnover developments. Price and volume indexes are also published for most (sub)categories.

Properties

Active:

  • Classification: SBI 2008 a.k.a. SIC 2008 (NACE Rev. 2)
  • Measurements:
    • Fixed-base volume index relative to 2015 (Vol. Index 2015=100)
    • Value index (Index 2015=100)
  • Adjustment: Not seasonally adjusted (NSA)
  • Native frequency: Monthly
  • Start dates:
    • 2005m1 for headline
    • 2014m1 for "internet sales by sales channel"
    • 2015m1 for "by main economic activity"

Predecessor definitions:

  • 2010=100 - 2005m1 to 2018m12 ("_10")
  • 2005=100 - 2000m1 to 2012m12 ("05")
  • 2000=100 - 2000m1* to 2008m12 ("00")
  • 1995=100 - 1994m1 to 2003m6 ("95")
  • Level in euros, annual - 2000 to 2005 (no specifier)

The source writes:

Because of the vast number of statistical units in retail trade (approximately 80,000, SIC 52), statistics on retail trade are sample surveys. All retail trade enterprises employing 20 or more persons with retail trade as their main activity are surveyed. The remainder (i.e. enterprises employing less than 20 persons) are randomly sampled and assumed to be representative for the entire retail trade population. Only enterprises with retail trade as their main activity are sampled. The total turnover of these enterprises is taken into account.

A raising procedure is used, which involves the computation of the observed and calculated turnover per size class of the units in the sample survey. The result is then divided by the number of units in the sample (n) and multiplied by the population (N) of that particular size class. Subsequently, all raised turnovers of the size classes are added up per SIC.

Definitions

Turnover
The value of the goods and services, sold cash or on account, after deduction of discounts, returns and repaid deposits. Receipts from secondary activities are included in the turnover. In retail trade turnover includes VAT.
Volume
Turnover adjusted for price developments.
Index
An index compares the value of a variable (e.g., turnover) in a certain period with the value of the same variable in the base period. The index of this base period is 100.
SIC
Sectors and branches of industry are frequently used terms for groups of enterprises classified by main activity. Statistics Netherlands uses its Standard Industrial Classification of all Economic Activities 2008 (SIC 2008) to classify enterprises by main activity.
52 Retail trade (incl. repairs)
This regards the entire retail trade, excluding SIC 5231 pharmacies. Retail trade is defined as: the activity of selling goods produced by others directly to the public for private or household use. Retail trade turnover and repair of consumer goods comprises the turnover of shops (food and non-food), the turnover of mail-order companies, market and street trading and turnover of repair shops.
5210a Retail trade (excl. pharmacies)
Retail trade is defined as: the activity of selling goods produced by others directly to the public for private or household use. Retail trade turnover and repair of consumer goods comprises the turnover of shops (food and non-food), the turnover of mail-order companies, market and street trading and turnover of repair shops. (SIC 521, 522, 5232, 5233, 524, 525, 526)
5210d Shops (excl. pharmacies)
Retail trade is defined as: the activity of selling goods produced by others directly to the public for private or household use. Retail trade turnover in shops only covers the turnover in shops (food and non-food). (SIC 521, 522, 5232, 5233, 524, 525)
5211a Food, beverages and tobacco
Supermarkets, potatoes, vegetables and fruit, butchers, poulterers, fish, bread, pastry, chocolate and confectionary, off-licences, tobacco products, cheese, health food, foreign food, dairy products, eggs, fats, nuts, frozen food, etc. (SIC 5211 and 522)
5212a Non-food
Non-food shops. (SIC 5212, 523 to 525, excl. SIC 5231 chemist's shops)
Retail trade (no car trade, petrol stations and dispensing chemists)
Comprises total retail trade, excluding petrol stations (4730) and dispensing chemists (4773). 'Retail trade is defined as: the activity of selling goods produced by others directly to the public for private or household use. Comprises food and non-food shops, mail order companies, webshops and market and street trade. Does not include car trade.
Multi-channel (mainly not online)
471+472, 474-476, 477 (excl. 4773), 478+4799
Retail sale via internet
4791
Retail sale of food and drugstore items
4711, 472, 4774, 47911
Retail sale of consumer electronics
474, 47912
Retail sale of clothes and fashion items
4771, 4772, 4777, 47914
Retail sale of other non-food
Retail sale of books, magazines, cd's, dvd's; house and gardenarticles; leisure articles; other non-food; non-specialised non-food. 4719, 475, 476, 4775, 4776, 4778, 4779, 478, 47913, 47915, 47916, 47918, 47919, 4799

Moody's Analytics supplements

For the headline series (base 2005), we back-extend prior to 2000m1 (using the base-2000 series), and construct SA counterparts.

For the headline series (base 2010), we back-extend prior to 2005m1 (using the base-2005 series), and construct an SA counterpart.

For the headline series (base 2015), we back-extend prior to 2005m1, and construct SA counterparts.

Figures for the current year are provisional, figures from preceding periods are definite. Once definite figures have been published, the source will only revise the results if significant adjustments and/or corrections are needed.