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Large Store Sales Index. 05/2021

The Large Store Sales Index (IVGS) of Catalonia at current prices increased 20.3% in May 2021 compared to the same month of the previous year. By groups of products, the year-over-year rise in sales is concentrated in those of non-food products (85.1%), while sales of food products dropped (−8.8%).

The accumulated index variation was negative (−0.9%) for the first five months of the year compared to the same period for 2020, as a result of the decreases in the first two months. Cumulative food product sales decreased by 2.9%, while those for the rest of products increased by 1.8% in the same period.