For the aerosol industries, it is interesting to regularly follow the evolution of the retail trade in the European Union member states – By Pierre v. Costa
In this article based on a study by Eurostat, we publish latest available figures of the year 2017 compared with 2016. We made a distinction between the 28 member states (EU 28) and the 19 member states of the Euro area (EA 19).
Annual comparison by retail sector and by Member State
The 2.3% increase in the volume of retail trade in the euro area in March 2017, compared with March 2016, is due to rises of 3.1% for non-food products and of 1.6% for “Food, drinks and tobacco”. In the EU28, the 2.5% increase in retail trade volume is due to rises of 3.1% for non food products and of 1.6% for “food and drinks”.
Among member states for which data are available, the highest increases in the total retail trade volume were observed in Slovenia (+10.4%), Romania (+9.1%) and Luxemburg (+7.8%).