Market news

Show news:


05.02.2019 18:26

Volume of retail trade down by 1.6% in euro area

According to estimates from Eurostat, in December 2018 compared with November 2018, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade decreased by 1.6% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.4% in the EU28. In November, the retail trade volume increased by 0.8% in the euro area and by 1.0% in the EU28.

In December 2018 compared with December 2017 the calendar adjusted retail sales index increased by 0.8% in the euro area and by 1.2% in the EU28.

The average retail trade for the year 2018, compared with 2017, rose by 1.4% in the euro area and by 2.0% in EU28.

In the euro area in December 2018, compared with November 2018, the volume of retail trade fell by 2.7% for nonfood products and by 0.3% for food, drinks and tobacco, while it increased by 0.5% for automotive fuel. In the EU28, the retail trade volume fell by 2.6% non-food products and by 0.4% for foods, drinks and tobacco, while it increased by 0.7% for automotive fuel.

In the euro area in December 2018, compared with December 2017, the volume of retail trade increased by 2.5% for automotive fuels, by 0.7% for food, drinks and tobacco and by 0.5% for non-food products. In the EU28, the retail trade volume increased by 3.3% for automotive fuel, by 1.2% for non-food products, and by 0.6% for food, drinks and tobacco.


Keep up with latest Forex market news updates: Currencies, central banks, economic indicators for oil and gold trading – all you need to work effectively on Forex.

May 2020
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002

Forex is open 24 hours a day, 5 days a week (except national holidays), and it can be broken up to the following four regional markets: Australia and Oceania, Asia, Europe, and America. A Forex trading session opens at 23:00 GMT on Sunday in Japan and closes at 22:00 GMT on Friday in the USA.

 
Session Financial Centres UTC/GMT
OpenClose
EET
OpenClose
Local Time
OpenClose
Pacific Wellington 19:00 04:00 22:00 07:00 22:00 07:00
Session Financial Centres UTC/GMT
OpenClose
EET
OpenClose
Local Time
OpenClose
Sydney 21:00 06:00 00:00 09:00 00:00 09:00
Session Financial Centres UTC/GMT
OpenClose
EET
OpenClose
Local Time
OpenClose
Asian Tokyo 23:00 08:00 02:00 11:00 02:00 11:00
Session Financial Centres UTC/GMT
OpenClose
EET
OpenClose
Local Time
OpenClose
Hong Kong, Singapore 00:00 09:00 03:00 12:00 03:00 12:00
Session Financial Centres UTC/GMT
OpenClose
EET
OpenClose
Local Time
OpenClose
European Frankfurt, Zurich, Paris 06:00 15:00 09:00 18:00 9:00 18:00
Session Financial Centres UTC/GMT
OpenClose
EET
OpenClose
Local Time
OpenCloseе
London 07:00 16:00 10:00 19:00 10:00 19:00
Session Financial Centres UTC/GMT
OpenClose
EET
OpenClose
Local Time
OpenClose
American New York 12:00 21:00 15:00 00:00 15:00 00:00
Session Financial Centres UTC/GMT
OpenClose
EET
OpenClose
Local Time
OpenClose
Chicago 13:00 22:00 16:00 01:00 16:00 01:00