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Large Store Sales Index. 03/2020

The Large Store Sales Index (IVGS) at current prices in Catalonia decreased by a 16.% in March 2020 with respect to the same month of the previous year. This decrease in the index is motivated by a decrease of 47.4% in sales of the rest of products and an increase in food sales of 16.8%.

The entry into force of Royal Decree 463/2020, of 14 March, whereby a state of alarm is declared for the management of the health crisis situation caused by COVID-19, and subsequent amendments of this Royal Decree, have not affected the collection of information to prepare the Large Store Sales Index. The data reflect the evolution of the volume of sales in this context.