Wholesale and Retail Trade

FBoS Release No. 31, 2015

19th June 2015


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

March Quarter 2015

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Findings from the March quarter of 2015 Survey of Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motor Cycles estimates sales of goods and services income at $889.6 million which is a decrease of 3.3 per cent over the December quarter of 2014 and 5.2 per cent more than the same quarter in 2014.

The estimated Value of Stocks at the end of the March quarter of 2015 was $410.2 million, an increase of 1.9 per cent over the December quarter of 2014 and 4.2 per cent more than the same quarter in 2014.

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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Attached are tables on sales and stock from 2012 to March quarter 2015 on an annual and 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 June Quarter of 2015 will be released on 18th September 2015.