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07-07-2020 13:02

Results of the Wholesale and Retail Trade Survey 2018

According to the results of the Wholesale and Retail Trade Survey, the main aggregates of the trade sector in 2018 registered a positive growth rate compared to 2017.

In particular, turnover in the broad trade sector increased in 2018 by 6,5% to €13.021,2 million compared to €12.227,3 million in 2017. At division level, in wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles turnover increased by 5,3% to €960,1 million, in wholesale trade by 8,2% to €6.092,3 million and in retail trade by 5,0% to €5.968,8 million.

Production value in 2018 reached €3.239,0 million, registering a rise of 5,7% over 2017.

In the whole of the trade sector, value added at current prices increased by 5,6% to €2.007,2 million in 2018 compared to €1.900,4 million in 2017. In wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles, value added increased by 4,1% to €186,9 million, in wholesale trade by 7,3% to €864,3 million and in retail trade by 4,4% to €956,0 million.

 

Employment in the trade sector increased in 2018 by 4,7% to 71,7 thousand compared to 68,5 thousand in 2017. In wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles employment reached 8,5 thousand, in wholesale trade 24,0 thousand and in retail trade 39,2 thousand persons.

 

Table

NACE Rev. 2

Economic Activity

Turnover

Value Added at Current Prices

Employment

€mn

%*

€mn

%*

Number

%*

G

Wholesale and Retail Trade,
Repair of Motor Vehicles           and Motorcycles

13.021,2

6,5

2.007,2

5,6

71.706

4,7

45

Wholesale and Retail Trade and Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles

960,1

5,3

186,9

4,1

8.521

4,2

46

Wholesale Trade,             except of Motor Vehicles         and Motorcycles

6.092,3

8,2

864,3

7,3

23.944

6,3

47

Retail Trade,
except of Motor Vehicles        and Motorcycles

5.968,8

5,0

956,0

4,4

39.241

3,9

* Annual percentage change of 2018 compared to 2017.

       

 

 

Methodological information

Definitions

Turnover – The total value of the sales of goods and services, excluding VAT.

Production value – Derived by adding on turnover other income and changes in the value of stocks at the end of the year and deducting the cost of goods purchased for resale.

Value added at current prices - Derived by deducting from the production value the total cost of production expenses, administrative expenses and rents paid for buildings and machinery.

Employment – The total number of working proprietors and full-time and part-time employees during the year.

Coverage and collection of data

The Wholesale and Retail Trade Survey covers a sample of around 2.220 enterprises with main activity falling under section G of the classification system of economic activities NACE Rev. 2 of the European Union, in particular divisions 45 (wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles), 46 (wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles) and 47 (retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles).

The collection of data by the Statistical Service is done by personal interview with the use of a special questionnaire.

For more information:

Statistical Service (CYSTAT) Website, subtheme Wholesale and Retail Trade

Contact

Constantia Sergidi, Tel:+35722602237, Email: ksergidi@cystat.mof.gov.cy

 

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