The Large Store Sales Index at current prices in Catalonia decreased by 1.7% year-over-year data for December 2017. By product groups, sales of food products decreased by 0.1% and those of other products, by 2.8% year-on-year.
In 2017 the Large Store Sales Index at current prices in Catalonia decreased by 0.7% in relation to the previous year. The increase of the index was motivated both by the decrease of food products (−0,9%) and other products (−0,6%).
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.