FBoS Release No.17, 2015

20th March 2015


The Survey covers registered businesses engaged in Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motor Cycles and who account for 80 per cent of Total Turnover in this business sector.

December Quarter 

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Findings from the December quarter of 2014 Survey of Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motor Cycles estimates sales of goods and services income at $920.4 million which is an increase of 6.1 per cent over the September quarter of 2014 and 5.3 per cent more than the same quarter in 2013.

The estimated Value of Stocks at the end of the December quarter of 2014 was $402.6 million, an increase of 1.0 per cent over the September quarter of 2014 and 2.9 per cent more than the same quarter in 2013.

Annual 2014

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The 2014 annual sales and services income is estimated to be $3,498.7 million, an increase of 6.3 per cent compared to 2013.;

The quarterly survey of Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motor Cycles gathers information on the industry sales and stocks from a representative sample of establishments operating in Wholesale and Retail sector. It provides us with a short term indicator of the sectors performance.

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 Ms. Vikashni Lata on email or telephone 3315822 (ext. 386242) or direct line 3230842.

The Survey of Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motor Cycles Release for March Quarter of 2015 will be released on 19thJune 2015.

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