Published on: 5 December 2022

Sales of retail shops grew by 0.6%

In October 2022, the volume of retail trade in both raw and calendar-adjusted data was 0.6% higher than in the same month of the previous year. In October, calendar-adjusted sales volumes decreased by 5.6% in specialised and non-specialised food shops and by 0.9% in non-food retailing and rose by 19.7% in automotive fuel retailing. In January–October 2022, the volume of sales – also according to calendar adjusted data – was 7.0% higher than in the corresponding period of the previous year.

In October 2022, compared to the same period of the previous year, adjusted for calendar effects:

The volume of domestic retail sales increased by 0.6%.

The volume of sales decreased by 5.6% in specialized and non-specialized food retailing. The volume of sales decreased by 7.2% in non-specialized food and beverages shops accounting for 76% of food retailing and by 0.9% in specialized food, beverage and tobacco stores.

The turnover of non-food retailing decreased by a total of 0.9% in volume. Sales volumes rose by 8.6% in second-hand goods shops and by 5.4% in non-specialized shops dealing in manufactured goods. Sales volumes decreased by 0.6% in furniture and electrical goods stores, by 0.8% in books, computer equipment and other specialized stores, by 1.3% in textiles, clothing and footwear shops and by 2.0% in pharmaceutical, medical goods and cosmetics shops.

The volume of mail order and internet retailing accounting for 7.8% of all retail sales and involving a wide range of goods fell by 1.7%.

The volume of sales in automotive fuel stations increased by 19.7%.

Sales in motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts and accessories stores not belonging to retail data decreased by 2.2%.

In October 2022:

Domestic retail sales amounted to HUF 1,520 billion at current prices.

Specialized and non-specialized food shops accounted for 46% of all retail sales, while the relevant figures for non-food retail trade and retail trade of petrol stations were 36% and 18% respectively.

In January–October 2022, compared to the same period of the previous year, adjusted for calendar effects:

The volume of retail trade increased by 7.0%.

The volume of sales decreased by 0.2% in specialized and non-specialized food shops and rose by 7.6% in non-food retail trade and by 26.1% in automotive fuel retail trade.

Volume indices on sales in retail shops

(Same period of the previous year=100.0)


Period Retail sales of food, drinks and tobacco Retail sales of non-food products Retail sales of automotive fuel Retail sales, total Retail sales, total, unadjusted (raw) data
adjusted for calendar effects