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Retail Commerce Index (ICD)

Retail Commerce Index (ICD) Catalonia. August, 2019 (p)
Year-over-year variation
Index Variation monthly % % month % accumulated
General index current prices (1) 104.0 -12.9 2.4 1.9
Food 119.1 -1.8 3.8 2.9
Rest of products 92.9 -21.3 0.8 1.0
personal equipment 92.8 -22.9 3.7 1.2
household equipment 90.0 -26.2 -3.8 -0.1
other goods 94.7 -16.8 1.4 1.6
General index with service stations 104.9 -12.4 2.7 2.3
General index constant prices (1) 102.2 -12.7 2.5 1.3
Food 111.5 -2.0 2.2 1.5
Rest of products 95.1 -20.8 2.3 0.9
personal equipment 98.8 -21.9 2.8 0.4
household equipment 87.7 -26.4 -5.0 -1.0
other goods 96.9 -16.3 3.0 1.5
General index with service stations 102.2 -12.1 2.9 1.5
Units: Base 2015=100.
Source: Idescat and INE.
(1) General index without service stations.
(p) Provisional data.
Retail Commerce Index (ICD) Spain. August, 2019 (p)
Year-over-year variation
Index Variation monthly % % month % accumulated
General index current prices (1) 107.5 -10.3 2.7 2.4
Food 115.5 -1.0 2.7 2.4
Rest of products 101.3 -17.2 2.8 2.5
personal equipment 98.6 -22.5 3.3 2.7
household equipment 108.7 -18.2 3.0 2.9
other goods 98.8 -12.3 2.3 2.0
General index with service stations 109.3 -9.6 2.6 2.7
General index constant prices (1) 107.2 -10.1 3.4 2.2
Food 109.8 -1.1 1.7 1.5
Rest of products 105.1 -16.6 4.7 2.7
personal equipment 105.2 -21.5 2.4 1.8
household equipment 108.5 -18.3 2.3 2.3
other goods 102.5 -11.7 4.2 2.2
General index with service stations 107.9 -9.3 3.2 2.2
Units: Base 2015=100.
Source: INE.
(1) General index without service stations.
(p) Provisional data.

Date published: September 27, 2019. Next update: October 29, 2019 Calendari

Statistics ICD

Methodological note

The Retail Commerce Index (ICD) measures the short-term evolution of business activities operating in retail trade sector in Catalonia. All activities included in the retail trade sector are researched, except for motor vehicles and motorbikes, in accordance with the National Classification of Economic Activities (NACE-Rev. 2).

This indicator uses the turnover variable to reflect changes in one of the most important sectors in the Catalan economy. Turnover includes the amounts billed by companies for the provision of services and sales of goods (which form part of the company's business operations). It is calculated in net terms while deducting returned sales, as well as discounts on sales. Cash discounts and discounts on sales for immediate payment are not deducted.

Idescat produces the ICD every month using data provided by the INE, and calculates the indices for Catalonia for food and other products sector, disaggregated by: personal equipment, household equipment and other goods.

The calculation of these indices uses Laspeyres type chain indices, in which the reference period for the variables changes every year. This reference period is the month of December from the year immediately prior to the one in question.

The base year for the indices is 2015, and the first data published using the new base is January 2018. The whole series since January 2005 has been calculated retrospectively using the new base.