Press release: 12.510-101/21

Turnover of Austrian retail trade increased by 23.6% in March 2021

Vienna, 2021-05-06 – In March 2021, the turnover of Austrian retail trade increased by 23.6% in nominal terms and by 23.0% in real terms compared to March 2020, according to preliminary results by Statistics Austria. The main reason for this incline is the closure of a large part of the shops due to measures to contain the corona pandemic in March 2020. In the non-food sector, which was particularly affected in the year before, the increase was 47.6% (nominal) and 48.0% in real terms.

In the first quarter of 2021, turnover increased by 1.6% in nominal terms and sales increased by 1.5%.

Results were calculated by Statistics Austria, Short Term Statistics Trade.

For more detailed information please refer to the German version.