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Large Store Sales Index. 01/2022

The Large Store Sales Index (IVGS) of Catalonia at current prices increased by 29.8% in January 2022 compared to the same month of 2021. By product group, food grew by 5.0% and the rest of the products by 60.6%.

At constant prices (i.e. eliminating the effect of prices) the index registered a year-over-year increase of 20.7%. Sales of food products grew by 0.8% and the rest of the products by 44.5%.

It should be noted that the value of the index for January 2021, affected by the measures applied at that time in Catalonia in order to contain the spread of Covid-19, was the lowest in January since the beginning of the series in 1995.

The monthly variation in the large store sales index was negative (−30.7%) compared to December.