Online sales were 48.1 percent higher in October than in the same month a year earlier. Web stores have a 42.5 percent increase in turnover. The online turnover of shops whose sales via the internet are a secondary activity (multi-channelers) grew by 55.9 percent, according to CBS Statistics Netherlands on Monday November 30.
Total retail turnover in October was 7.1 percent higher than in October 2019. The sales volume was 4.7 percent higher. Both the food sector and the non-food sector achieved a higher turnover.
Turnover non-food stores 1.5 percent higher
The turnover of the non-food stores grew by 1.5 percent in October. The volume was 0.5 percent lower than a year earlier.
The shops selling do-it-yourself products, kitchens and floors achieved the highest turnover growth in October. The increase in turnover of the shops selling furniture and home furnishings, shops selling consumer electronics and white goods and shops selling recreational products was somewhat less significant. The drugstores have also turned over more than a year ago.
Shoe and leather goods shops and clothing shops faced, after the slight recovery in the previous months, strong declines in sales in October. In 2020, the clothing stores did not turn over more than in the comparable month of 2019.
Food shops more than 6 percent more turnover
Shops selling food, beverages and tobacco generated 6.3 percent more turnover in October than in October 2019. Sales volume grew by 3.7 percent. The turnover of the supermarkets was 6.0 percent higher than a year earlier. The sales increase of the specialty shops was 8.1 percent for the sixth month in a row well above 5 percent.
Online turnover is more than 48 percent higher
Online sales were 48.1 percent higher in October than in the same month a year earlier. Web shops (internet sales as their main activity) increased by 42.5 percent. The online turnover of shops whose sales via the internet are a secondary activity (multi-channelers) grew by 55.9 percent.