|Unit||Vol. Index 2015=100, NSA|
|Adjustments||Not Seasonally Adjusted|
For Spain, a retail sales index, detailed by type of goods, NUTS 2 subnational area. Monthly from 1995.
The source writes:
The objective of the Retail Trade Indices is to ascertain the main characteristics of companies dedicated to retail trade in Spain, which allows for the short-term measurement of activity evolution within the sector. Retail sales turnover indices based on both current and constant prices are available for several main sectors. Turnover data calculated for department stores is also available.
Retail Sales Turnover covers the amounts invoiced by the company during the reference month pertaining to the sale of goods and provision of services that are the object of company traffic, both in the exercising of their main activity, as well as with regards to any other secondary activity carried out by the company. They are recorded in net terms after deducting sales refunds, as well as volume discounts over sales. Not deducted are cash discounts nor discounts for prompt payment.
Retail sales turnover covers all amounts invoiced by the unit (company) during the reference period, which includes all commercial sales of goods and services supplied to third parties that are the object of the company's traffic. With the aim of classifying revenues, goods under transaction are grouped according to the CPI classification groups.
Information collection is carried out through the INE Provincial Delegations, with companies completing a monthly questionnaire. Mail has been the data collection procedure employed, with telephone and fax support. Only companies whose main activity is registered within Division 52 (except 52.7 Repair of personal effects) of section G of the National Classification of Economic Activities (NCEA-93) receive the questionnaire.
Information collection at the provincial INE delegations is done in line with the following calendar:
The retail trade indices at constant prices show the evolution of sales within the retail sector once the effect that prices have on the aforementioned sales have been eliminated.
The calendar effect (WDA) determines the differences that arise in a variable due to the different structure of the months (both in terms of the number of days as well as in the makeup of working days and public holidays) when the remaining factors that influence said variable are constant.
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