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Large Store Sales Index. 04/2020

The Large Store Sales Index (IVGS) at current prices in Catalonia decreased by a 33.4% in April 2020 with respect to the same month of the previous year. By groups of products, the year-over-year decrease in sales is concentrated in sales of non-food products (−74.4%), while sales of food products increased (11.6%).

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.