Wholesale and Retail Trade

FBoS Release No.84, 2016
22nd December 2016


The Survey covers registered businesses engaged in Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motor Cycles which account for 80 percent of Total Turnover in this business sector. The statistics provides us with a short term indicator of the industry’s performance.

wrtSep16aKey Facts

  • Total Wholesale and Retail Trade sales stood at $965.9 million for the September quarter of 2016.
  • Total sales fell by 0.3 percent ($2.9 million) when compared to the June quarter of 2016 due to decrease in the sale of hardware materials.
  • Total sales rose by 5.2 percent ($48.2 million) when compared to the September quarter of 2015 due to higher sales of motor vehicles and hardware materials.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Sales of automotive fuel fell by 1.0 percent ($3.3 million) when compared to the June quarter of 2016.
  • Sales of food & non-alcoholic beverages and tobacco & alcoholic beverages rose by 1.3 percent ($3.4 million) when compared to the June quarter of 2016.
  • Total sales of food & non-alcoholic beverages and tobacco & alcoholic beverages and automotive fuel rose by 1.8 percent ($10.4 million) when compared to the September quarter of 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Sales of motor vehicles rose by 3.5 percent ($2.1 million) when compared to the June quarter of 2016.
  • Sales of hardware, paint and glass fell by 9.4 percent ($8.9 million) when compared to the June quarter of 2016.
  • Total sales of hardware, paints & glass and motor vehicles rose by 26.2 percent ($30.3 million) when compared to the September quarter of 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

Caution:

Users are to note the limitations of the survey findings for instance, in a situation where a business is involved in multiple activities, for e.g. both wholesale and retail trade; it is the predominant activity which determines one’s classification.

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For further enquiries please contact Mr. Pritesh Gounder on email or telephone 331 5822 (ext. 386 242) or direct line 323 0842.

The Wholesale and Retail Trade Statistics Release for December Quarter of 2016 will be released in March 2017.