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In May 2019 compared with April 2019, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade decreased by 0.3% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.4% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

In April 2019, the retail trade volume decreased by 0.1% both in the euro area and in the EU28. In May 2019 compared with May 2018, the calendar adjusted retail sales index increased by 1.3% both in the euro area and in the EU28.

Monthly comparison by retail sector and by Member State. In the euro area in May 2019, compared with April 2019, the volume of retail trade decreased by 1.3% for automotive fuel, by 0.5% for food, drinks and tobacco, and by 0.1% for non-food products. In the EU28, the retail trade volume decreased by 1.6% for automotive fuel, by 0.5% for food, drinks and tobacco, and by 0.3% for nonfood products. Among Member States for which data are available, the largest decreases in the total retail trade volume were registered in Croatia (-4.4%), Lithuania (-3.0%) and Sweden (-2.8%). The highest increases were observed in Portugal (+1.5%), Spain (+1.1%) and Belgium (+1.0%).

Annual comparison by retail sector and by Member State. In the euro area in May 2019, compared with May 2018, the volume of retail trade increased by 2.2% for non-food products, while it remained unchanged for food, drinks and tobacco and decreased by 0.3% for automotive fuel. In the EU28, the retail trade volume increased by 2.5% for non-food products, by 0.1% for food, drinks and tobacco, while automotive fuel decreased by 0.9%. Among Member States for which data are available, the highest yearly increases in the total retail trade volume were registered in Luxembourg (+7.4%), Ireland (+7.0%) and Slovenia (+5.6%). The largest decreases were observed for Slovakia (-2.6%), Denmark (-1.7%) and Croatia (-1.4%).