Record rise in Swiss retail trade in April 2021 – also due to the low pandemic-related figure of the previous year

Neuchâtel, 01.06.2021 - Turnover adjusted for sales days and holidays rose in the retail sector by 34.8% in nominal terms in April 2021 compared with the previous year. This is the sharpest increase since the start of the time series in January 2000 and is in large part due to the weak April 2020, during which the Covid-19 safety measures came into effect. Seasonally adjusted, nominal turnover fell by 4.3% compared with the previous month. These are provisional findings from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

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