FBoS Release No. 88, 2017
27th December 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..

Wrtsept17aKey Facts

  •  Total Wholesale and Retail Trade sales stood at $984.6 million for the September quarter of 2017.
  • Total sales rose by 1.9 percent ($18.8 million) when compared to the September quarter of 2016 due to an increase in the sale of motor vehicle and alcoholic beverages.
  • Total sales rose by 0.7 percent ($7.2 million) when compared to the June quarter of 2017 due to an increase in the sale of hardware material and alcoholic beverages.

 

 

 

 

 Wrtsept17b

  • Sales of automotive fuel rose by 0.2 percent ($0.8 million) when compared to the June quarter of 2017.

  • Sales of food & non-alcoholic beverages and tobacco & alcoholic beverages rose by 0.8 percent ($2.3 million) when compared to the June quarter of 2017.

  • Total sales of food & non-alcoholic beverages and tobacco & alcoholic beverages and automotive fuel rose by 1.4 percent ($8.2 million) when compared to the September quarter of 2016.

 

 

 

 

 Wrtsept17c

  • Sales of motor vehicles fell by 1.6 percent ($1.0 million) when compared to the June quarter of 2017.

  • Sales of hardware, paints and glass rose by 2.0 percent ($1.7 million) when compared to the June quarter of 2017.

  • Total sales of hardware, paints & glass and motor vehicles rose by 1.2 percent ($1.8 million) when compared to the September 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 December quarter of 2017 will be released in March 2018.