Wholesale and Retail Trade

FBoS Release No. 84, 2015
17th December 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. Information on industry sales and stocks is gathered from a representative sample of establishments operating in the sector. It provides us with a short term indicator of the sectors performance.

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 The September quarter of 2015 Survey estimates sales of goods and services income at $917.7 million which is an increase of 1.5 per cent over the June quarter of 2015 and 5.8 per cent more than the same quarter in 2014.

The estimated Value of Stocks at the end of the September quarter of 2015 was $420.0 million, an increase of 1.6 per cent over the June quarter of 2015 and 5.4 per cent more than the same quarter in 2014.

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.

Attached are the following tables:

Table 1: Quarterly wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motor cycles sales from 2012 to September quarter 2015 on an annual and quarterly basis.

Table2: Quarterly wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motor cycles stock: closing balance from 2012 to September quarter 2015 on a quarterly basis.

For further enquiries please contact Mr. Pritesh Gounder on email or telephone 331 5822 (ext. 386 242) or direct line 323 0842.

The Survey of Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motor Cycles Release for December Quarter of 2015 will be released on 21st March 2016.