Retail trade turnover in Ukraine in December 2021 increased by 5.1% compared to the same month in 2020 in comparable prices, while in November the growth was 5.8%, the State Statistics Service reported.
According to its data, in December, compared to November 2021, retail trade turnover increased by 19.3%.
The agency reported that in 2021, compared to 2020, retail trade turnover increased by 10.7%, to UAH 1.443 trillion.
The largest growth in the retail trade turnover of enterprises (legal entities and individual entrepreneurs) in 2021 compared to 2020 was recorded in Chernivtsi (by 25.7%), Ternopil (by 23.2%), Zakarpattia (by 20.7%), Vinnytsia (by 18.5%), Lviv (by 17.3%), Poltava (by 15.1%), Rivne (by 15%), Zhytomyr (by 14.2%), Cherkasy (by 13.3%), Chernihiv regions (by 12.4%).
According to the State Statistics Service, the leaders in absolute terms of retail turnover in 2021 were Kyiv city (UAH 279.124 billion), Dnipropetrovsk (UAH 132.258 billion), Kyiv (UAH 120.074 billion), Odesa (UAH 107.05 billion), Kharkiv (UAH 97.838 billion) and Lviv (UAH 89.465 billion) regions.
The service clarified that the turnover of retail trade enterprises (legal entities) in December 2021 compared to December 2020 increased by 5.8%, from November 2021 – by 19.3%, amounting to UAH 110.935 billion.
In general, in 2021, the retail turnover of enterprises increased by 10.9% (relative to 2020), to UAH 1.044 trillion. The wholesale turnover of enterprises for the year decreased by 6.8% and amounted to UAH 3.341 trillion.
As reported, in 2020, the retail trade turnover in Ukraine increased by 8.4% compared to 2019, to UAH 1.211 trillion.
The State Statistics Service recalls that the data are given without taking into account the temporarily occupied territories of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the city of Sevastopol, parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.