The Large Store Sales Index at current prices in Catalonia increased by 3.2% year-over-year data for December 2016. By product groups, sales of food products increased by 3.0% and those of other products, by 3.4% year-on-year.
In 2016 the Large Store Sales Index at current prices in Catalonia increased by 0.8% in relation to the previous year. The increase of the index was motivated both by the increase of food products (1.0%) and other products (0.7%).
The Large Stores Sales Index provides monthly information on the evolution in the volume of sales in retail commercial establishments defined as large non-specialised stores (2,500 m2 of sales area). Idescat presents the results that were obtained by means of exhaustive information on all the non-specialised large stores operating in Catalonia. With regard to the data for Spain, the INE computes a large store sales index that includes both non-specialised and specialised stores.