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Large store sales index (IVGS) Catalonia
Annual average index Food Other products IVGS Catalonia IVGS Spain (1)
2021 112.2 75.7 91.0 111.8
2020 114.3 72.7 90.2 101.3
2019 105.4 98.1 101.2 109.9
2018 97.3 97.4 97.4 107.8
2017 100.0 100.1 100.1 106.2
2016 101.0 100.7 100.8 102.9
2015 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
2014 100.0 97.7 98.7 96.1
2013 102.7 99.7 101.0 94.8
2012 106.6 105.0 105.7 97.4
2011 110.5 113.8 112.5 104.2
2010 111.7 119.7 116.3 109.3
2009 117.9 120.8 119.6 110.5
2008 123.1 132.5 128.5 117.6
2007 124.8 141.7 134.6 120.1
2006 122.8 136.7 130.8 115.4
2005 120.2 133.3 127.8 108.9
2004 117.2 124.8 121.6 102.4
2003 114.7 120.7 118.1 95.5
2002 114.3 115.2 114.8 88.3
2001 107.1 109.2 108.3 85.8
2000 101.2 104.3 103.0 80.1
Units: Base 2015 = 100.
Source: Idescat; INE.
Notes:
- (1) The indexes for Catalonia and Spain are designed using different methodologies, as the INE includes both large stores that are specialised and not specialised. This means that the results cannot always be compared directly.
- (p) Provisional data.

Methodological note

Definition of concepts

Large stores sales index (IVGS)
Indicator that shows the evolution of sales in large unspecialised stores that have a sales service of more than 2,500 square metres.

Methodological aspects

The Large Store Sales Index is an indicator which makes it possible to monitor a very dynamic commercial sub-sector, namely non-specialist large stores. The results are based on exhaustive information about all the non-specialist large stores operating in Catalonia.

Large stores means commercial establishments with a sales area of more than 2,500 square metres. At present some sixty establishments are included. Turnover is broken down into food and other products.

The INE calculates a large store sales index for Spain as a whole, but using a different methodology, as the INE includes both specialist and non-specialist large stores. This means it is not always possible to make direct comparisons between the results.

The base year of the index is 2015. It has been calculated retrospectively with the new base, the whole series being available since January 1995.