Wholesale and Retail Trade

FBoS Release No.50, 2016
15th September 2016


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

Key Facts

wrtJun16a

  • Total Wholesale and Retail Trade sales stood at $968.7 million for the June quarter of 2016.
  • Total sales was up by 4.3 percent ($39.8 million) when compared to the March quarter of 2016 due to higher sales of hardware materials.
  • Total sales was up by 7.2 percent ($64.9 million) when compared to the June quarter of 2015 due to higher sales of motor vehicles and hardware materials.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

wrtJun16b

  • Sales of automotive fuel was up by 0.3 per cent ($0.8 million) when compared to the March quarter of 2016.
  • Sales of food & non-alcoholic beverages and tobacco & alcoholic beverages was up by 3.1 percent ($8.3 million) when compared to the March quarter of 2016.
  • Total sales of food & non-alcoholic beverages and tobacco & alcoholic beverages and automotive fuel was up by 2.9 percent ($16.2 million) when compared to the June quarter of 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

wrtJun16c

  • Sales of motor vehicles was up by 2.3 per cent ($1.3 million) when compared to the March quarter of 2016.
  • Sales of hardware, paint and glass was up by 33.3 percent ($23.7 million) when compared to the March quarter of 2016.
  • Total sales of hardware, paints & glass and motor vehicles was up by 37.2 percent ($41.5 million) when compared to the June 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 September Quarter of 2016 will be released in December 2016.