Commodity turnover in the main retail segments returned to the pre-crisis level according to the results of May 2020, almost reaching the February figures, according to the analysis of the number and volume of payments by credit cards in the network of POS terminals of PrivatBank (Kyiv) in January-May 2020, published by the bank’s press service on Monday.
“Food retail is currently getting out the lockdown without losses. According to the analysis of the volume of payments made by cards in the bank’s retail network of terminals, in March and April 2020, non-cash turnover in food chain stores increased by 25% compared to February. In May, non-cash turnover in the food networks was 23% higher than in February,” the bank said.
Non-cash turnover in the network of pharmacies and medical goods stores increased most of all in the first months of lockdown, in particular, in March compared with February it increased by 30%. At the same time, in May non-cash turnover in the pharmacy chains fell by 18% compared to February.
According to the analysis, the most significant during the lockdown was the reduction of cashless turnover in the electronics and home appliances market, which in March amounted to 10% compared to February, and in April reached 43%. In May, the turnover in this sector returned to the pre-crisis level.
According to PrivatBank, by the end of May, the turnover in filling station chains also returned to the pre-lockdown level after sales fell by 20% in April compared to February.
Ukraine’s retail trade turnover in April 2020 compared to the same month of 2019 in comparable prices decreased by 14.9%, while in March it grew by 6.1%, the State Statistics Service has reported. According to the service, in April, compared with March 2020, retail trade turnover decreased by 23%.
In January-April 2020 compared with January-April 2019, retail trade turnover increased by 3.2%.
The largest growth in the retail turnover of enterprises (legal entities and individual entrepreneurs) for the four months of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019 was recorded in Kyiv (by 10.5%), Zaporizhia (by 9.8%), Dnipropetrovsk (by 8.6%), Odesa (6.7%), Volyn (6.3%), Kirovohrad (5.3%), Kharkiv and Donetsk (4.9%), Poltava (4.5%) regions.
The service recalls that the data are given without taking into account the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Sevastopol, part of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
Retail goods turnover in Ukraine in March 2020 slowed to 6.1% year-over-year in comparable prices, the State Statistics Service has reported.
In January-March 2020 compared with January-March 2019, retail trade turnover decreased 10.6%, while in March 2020 compared to February 2020 it increased by 4.4%.
The largest increase in the retail turnover of enterprises (legal entities and private entrepreneurs) in March 2020 compared with March 2019 was recorded in Kyiv (by 15.3%), Dnipropetrovsk (by 15%), Kharkiv (by 14.9%), Zaporizhia (by 14.8%), Kirovohrad (by 13.9%), Poltava (by 12.8%), Volyn (by 12.6%) and Odesa (by 12.4%) regions.
Regional structure of retail trade turnover in Jan–Sept, 2019
Retail trade turnover in Ukraine (legal entities and individual entrepreneurs) in January-September 2019 in comparable prices increased by 9.8% compared with January-September 2018, the State Statistics Service has said.
According to the report, in September 2019 compared with the previous month, retail trade turnover decreased by 3.3%, in annual terms grew by 8.6% (September 2019 from September 2018).
The largest growth in retail turnover in January-September 2019 compared to the same period in 2018 was recorded in Vinnytsia (by 17.6%), Ternopil (by 16.9%), Kyiv (by 15.7%) regions and Kyiv (by 14.7%).
Regional structure of retail trade turnover in Ukraine in Jan–Aug, 2019