European retail trade volumes

European retail trade: Eurostat

  • In May 2012 compared with April 2012, the volume of retail trade rose by 0.6% in both the euro area (EA17) and the EU27. In April retail trade fell by 1.4% in both zones
  • In May 2012, compared with May 2011, the retail sales index dropped by 1.7% in the euro area and by 0.3% in the EU27

Retail Sales, May 2012

Retail Sales, May 2012: ONS

  • All retail sales values in May 2012 are estimated to have increased by 3.3 per cent compared with May 2011 and increased by 1.0 per cent compared with April 2012
  • All retail sales volumes in May 2012 are estimated to have increased by 2.4 per cent compared with May 2011 and increased by 1.4 per cent compared with April 2012