The Large Stores Sales Index at current prices in Catalonia increased by 1.4% on year-over-year data for Novemober 2017. With regard to product groups, this growth is due to the increase in sales of non-food products (2.3%), as sales of food products have remained practically stable (0.1%).
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.