This means that the measured sales increases are slightly less strong than in May. Another factor is the fact that the sales in May 2020, with which the comparison was made at the time, were still very low due to corona. In June last year, shops were actually recovering from the consequences of the first lockdown.
Clothing stores and sellers of shoes and leather goods turned over more last month for the fourth month in a row than a year earlier. Their turnover is also above the level of 2019. The sales of furniture stores, do-it-yourself stores, shops in recreational goods and drugstores were also higher than last year and the year before. Electronics stores and white goods sellers did have less turnover than in June 2020, but more than in June 2019.
The figures also show that supermarkets showed 0.1% growth. They sold a lot last year in the first months of the corona pandemic because there was a lot of hoarding at the time. That is why the annual increase is not very large here. Specialty stores also accounted for a turnover increase of 1.5 percent.
Shopping via the internet has gained a lot of popularity due to the virus outbreak and seems to be done more and more. Online retail sales last month were more than 17 percent higher than in June 2020. Pure online stores saw their sales increase by 15 percent and the online sales of businesses that also have brick-and-mortar stores grew 20 percent.
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Store sales up again: clothes and shoes in particular popular | Financial
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