Retail Sales Index Food & Beverage Services
Retail Sales Index
Food & Beverage Services Index, January 2014
Retail sales (seasonally adjusted) increased 0.6% in January 2014 compared to December 2013. Excluding motor vehicles, retail sales increased marginally by 0.2%.
Compared to January 2013, retail sales increased marginally by 0.1% in January 2014. Excluding motor vehicles which registered a decline, retail sales went up 9.2%.
The total retail sales value in January 2014 was estimated at $3.5 billion, same level as that in January 2013.
Note: The year-on-year growth rate may differ from that derived using values which are rounded to the nearest billion dollars.
Sales of Food & Beverage Services
Sales of food & beverage services (seasonally adjusted) increased 4.3% in January 2014 compared to the previous month.
On a year-on-year basis, sales of food & beverage services rose 5.4% in January 2014.
Total sales value of food & beverage services in January 2014 was estimated at $617 million, higher than the $586 million in January 2013.
Retail By Sector
After seasonal adjustment, retail sales of optical goods & books, watches & jewellery, supermarkets, food & beverages, recreational goods, motor vehicles, department stores and furniture & household equipment went up between 0.6% and 7.4% in January 2014 over December 2013.
On the other hand, wearing apparel & footwear, medical goods & toiletries, provision & sundry shops and petrol service stations recorded declines of 0.4% to 8.2% in retail sales in January 2014 over the previous month.