The Large Stores Sales Index at current prices in Catalonia decreased by 11,6% on year-over-year data for October 2017. With regard to product groups, the sales decrease has been stronger in the rest of products (−15.5%) than in food products (−6,3%).
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.