The Large Stores Sales Index (IVGS) at current prices in Catalonia decreased by 6.6% on year-over-year data for May 2018. By product groups, the year-over-year decrease in sales of non-food products (&minus9.7%) was much more intense than of food products (&minus2.4%).
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.