The General Index of Retail Commerce without service stations, at current prices, decreased by 1.4% –on a year-over-year basis– in Catalonia in April 2017. By product type, food fell by 0.5% and the rest of products fell by 1.9%. In the latter type, the decrease is caused by the drop in household equipment group (−8,6%). In the same period the General Index of Retail Commerce with service stations, at current prices, remained stable (0.0%) compared to a year ago.
The main objective of this index is to measure the short-term developments of companies of retail trade activity. The results are disaggregated into food products and other products. In the latter products are broken Household equipment, Personal equipment and Other goods. Idescat monthly draws the indexes of retail trade and all information is presented both in current prices and in constant prices by deflating the nominal series from data provided by INE.