|Annual average index||Food||Other products||IVGS Catalonia||IVGS Spain (1)|
|Units: Base 2015 = 100.|
|Source: Idescat; INE.|
|- (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.|
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.
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.
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