Retail Commerce Index. 05/2020
The General Commerce Index (ICD) without service stations, at current prices, decreased by 21.3% on a year–over–year basis in Catalonia in May 2020. By type of product, food decreased by 2.5% and the rest of products, 36.7%. Within the latter type, personal equipment goods decreased by 61.9%, household equipment goods by 26.1% and other goods by 24.2%, compared to the same month of the previous year. In the same period, the General Index of Retail Commerce with service stations, at current prices, decreased by 25.2% compared to a year ago.
In May 2020, in accordance with the Plan for the transition to the “new normal”, retail premises and establishments that weren’t able to conduct their activity during the state of alarm implemented by virtue of Royal Decree 463/2020 of 14th Marc, began to reopen and adapt their capacities. The above and the fact that the information was collected in June (when the de-escalation phases progressively unfolded until the end of the state of alarm on the 21st) did not significantly alter the response rate in comparison with a normal month. It has therefore been decided that the data estimates can be published.