FBoS Release No.39, 2018

28th June 2018


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

 

Key FactsWrtMar18a

  • Total Wholesale and Retail Trade sales stood at $1,009.2 million for the March quarter of 2018.
  • Total sales decline by 1.5 percent ($15.8 million) when compared to the December quarter of 2017 due to decrease in the sale of Food and non-alcoholic beverages and hardware, paints and glass.
  • Total sales rose by 4.0 percent ($39.2 million) when compared to the March quarter of 2017 due to an increase in the sale of Textile and clothing in specialized stores and hardware, paints and glass.

 

 

 

 

 WrtMar18b

  • Sales of automotive fuel rose by 0.4 percent ($1.4 million) when compared to the December quarter of 2017.
  • Sales of food & non-alcoholic beverages and tobacco & alcoholic beverages decline by 4.0 percent ($11.7 million) when compared to the December quarter of 2017.
  • Total sales of food & non-alcoholic beverages and tobacco & alcoholic beverages and automotive fuel decline by 1.7 percent ($10.3 million) when compared to the March quarter of 2017.

 

 

 

 WrtMar18c

  • Sales of motor vehicles increase by 3.3 percent ($2.1 million) when compared to the December quarter of 2017.
  • Sales of hardware, paints and glass decline by 5.7 percent ($5.1 million) when compared to the December quarter of 2017.
  • Total sales of hardware, paints & glass and motor vehicles increase by 4.6 percent ($6.6 million) when compared to the March quarter of 2017.

 

 

 

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 the classification.

Please find attached the following tables:

Table 1: Quarterly and Yearly Wholesale and Retail Trade Sales; and
Table 2: Quarterly and Yearly Wholesale and Retail Trade Stock.

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For further enquiries please contact Ms Elenoa Adidreu on email   or telephone 331 5822 (ext. 386 244) or direct line 323 0844.

The Wholesale and Retail Trade Statistics Release for June quarter of 2018 will be released in September 2018.