Short Term Retail Trade Statistics, Q4 2018

  • 20/03/2019

The Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) has published the "Short-term Retail Trade Statistics" in the fourth quarter of 2018 (Q4 2018).

Based on the published data, it has been observed that in Q4 2018 compared with Q3 2018, there was an increase of: Retail trade of cultural and entertainment goods in specialized stores by 15.3%; Retail trade not in stores, stalls or markets by 4.6%; Retail trade in non-specialized stores by 2.1%; Retail sale of food products, beverages and tobacco in specialized stores by 1.6%; and Retail trade of other household appliances in specialized stores by 0.2%.

While during this quarter there was a decrease in: Retail trade of other goods in specialized stores (-9.%); Retail trade of IT and communications equipment in specialized stores (-3.1%); and Retail trade of fuel for vehicles in specialized stores (-1.0%).

In Q4 2018, compared with Q4 2017, there was an increase of: Retail trade of cultural and entertainment goods in specialized stores (40.3%); Retail sale of food products, beverages and tobacco in specialized stores (39.2%); Retail trade not in stores, stalls or markets (27.2%); Retail trade of other household appliances in specialized stores (25.9%); Retail trade in non-specialized stores (19%); Retail trade of fuel for vehicles in specialized stores (14.5%).

While, the decrease has been observed to: Retail trade of IT and communication equipment in specialized stores (-11.5%); and Retail trade of other goods in specialized stores (-10.6%).

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