The Large Stores Sales Index at current prices in Catalonia increased by 0.6% on year-over-year data for March 2018. With regard to product groups, the increase was due to the good behaviour of food products (4.6%), since the rest of the products decreased sales by 2.7% year-on-year.
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.