FBoS Release No.32, 2016
07th July 2016


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. It provides us with a short term indicator of the sectors performance.

Key Facts

wrtMar16a

  • Total Wholesale and Retail Trade sales stood at $927.3 million for the March quarter of 2016.
  • Total sales fell by 2.8 percent ($26.4 million) when compared to the December quarter of 2015.
  • Sales of automotive fuel was up by 0.4 per cent ($1.3 million) when compared to the December quarter of 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

wrtMar16b

  • Sales of food & non-alcoholic beverages and tobacco & alcoholic beverages fell by 6.6 percent ($17.6 million) when compared to the December quarter of 2015.
  • Total sales of food & non-alcoholic beverages and tobacco & alcoholic beverages and automotive fuel was up by 1.9 percent ($10.6 million) when compared to the March quarter of 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

wrtMar16c

  • Sales of motor vehicles was up by 6.1 per cent ($3.3million) when compared to the December quarter of 2015.
  • Sales of hardware, paint and glass was up by 2.0 percent ($1.4 million) when compared to the December quarter of 2015.
  • Total sales of hardware, paints & glass and motor vehicles was up by 19.4 percent ($20.8 million) when compared to the March 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

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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 2016 will be released in September 2016.