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null Turnover in the Swiss retail sector increased by 1% in November 2020

Turnover adjusted for sales days and holidays rose in the retail sector by 1.0% in nominal terms in November 2020 compared with the previous year. Seasonally adjusted, nominal turnover fell by 2.4% compared with the previous month. These are the provisional findings from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

Real turnover adjusted for sales days and holidays rose in the retail sector by 1.7% in November 2020 compared with the previous year. Real growth takes inflation into consideration. Compared with the previous month, real, seasonally adjusted retail trade turnover registered a decline of 2.0%.

Retail sector excluding service stations

Adjusted for sales days and holidays, the retail sector excluding service stations showed a 2.7% increase in nominal turnover in November 2020 compared with November 2019 (in real terms +3.2%). Retail sales of food, drinks and tobacco registered an increase in nominal turnover of 8.3% (in real terms +7.7%), whereas the non-food sector registered a nominal negative of 1.7% 
(in real terms -0.4%).

Excluding service stations, the retail sector showed a seasonally adjusted decline in nominal turnover of 2.4% compared with the previous month (in real terms -2.1%). Retail sales of food, drinks and tobacco registered a nominal minus of 0.3% (in real terms +0.1%). The non-food sector showed a minus of 3.2% (in real terms -2.7%).

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Media release from the Swiss Federal Statistical Office FSO Turnover in the Swiss retail sector increased by 1% in November

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