Change in retail sales during the COVID-19 epidemic in Poland 2020, by product type

The introduction of a state of epidemic threat in March 2020, followed by the significant reduction in retail trade in some retail facilities, had a substantial impact on the volume of purchases and retail sales made in Poland. Retail sales at fixed prices in March 2020 were nine percent lower than a year ago and fell in most groups. A significant decrease in sales was reported by entities trading in motor vehicles, motorcycles, parts (- 30.9 percent) and textiles, clothing and footwear (-49.6 percent). In April 2020, a year-on-year decline in retail sales was recorded in all the presented groups, which was influenced by trade restrictions introduced in connection with COVID-19. In May, retail sales decreased by 7.7 percent y/y. However, compared with April 2020 retail sales increased by 14.9 percent.
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Year-on-year change in retail sales at constant prices during the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic in Poland in 2020

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Release date

June 2020



Survey time period

March to May 2020

Supplementary notes

Data concerns trade and non-trade enterprises employing more than 9 persons.

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