The Large Stores Sales Index (IVGS) at current prices in Catalonia increased by 5.8% on year-over-year data for October 2018. By product groups, sales of other products have increased (11.7%), while sales of the food products have decreased (−1,3%).
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.