Wholesale and Retail Trade

FBoS Release No.54, 2017
06th September 2017


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.

wrtMar17aKey Facts

  • Total Wholesale and Retail Trade sales stood at $970.0 million for the March quarter of 2017.
  • Total sales rose by 4.4 percent ($41.0 million) when compared to the March quarter of 2016 due to higher sales of motor vehicles and hardware materials
  • Total sales fell by 2.0 percent ($20.3 million) when compared to the December quarter of 2016 due to decrease in the sale of non-specialized stores with food, beverages or tobacco and hardware materials.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • wrtMar17bSales of automotive fuel rose by 0.7 percent ($2.2 million) when compared to the December quarter of 2016.
  • Sales of food & non-alcoholic beverages and tobacco & alcoholic beverages fell by 5.3 percent ($14.9 million) when compared to the December quarter of 2016.
  • Total sales of food & non-alcoholic beverages and tobacco & alcoholic beverages and automotive fuel rose by 2.5 percent ($14.2 million) when compared to the March quarter of 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • wrtMar17cSales of motor vehicles rose by 0.9 percent ($0.6 million) when compared to the December quarter of 2016.
  • Sales of hardware, paints and glass fell by 3.0 percent ($2.5 million) when compared to the December quarter of 2016.
  • Total sales of hardware, paints & glass and motor vehicles rose by 12.4 percent ($15.9 million) when compared to the March quarter of 2016.

 

 

 

 

 


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.

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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 June quarter of 2017 will be released in September 2017.