Retail trade in April sales break due to Corona one of the Swiss retail trade slumped in April because of the Covid-19 pandemic by around a fifth. Already in March there was a marked decline in.sda0 comment Eder lettering on the T-Shirts is likely to give also the mood of the retailer, re: sports apparel shop in Lausanne. KEYSTONE/Jean-Christophe Bott

The industries were affected differently by the circumstances, such as the Federal office for statistics (BFS) announced on Tuesday.

In comparison to the same month of last year fell by sales, and holiday effects, seasonally adjusted retail trade turnover in April, in nominal terms, an increase of 20.6 percent. Taking into account the inflation, a decline in real terms by 19.9 per cent. On a seasonally adjusted basis compared with the previous month, the negative was according to the provisional data of the BFS at 14.8 per cent (real -14,7 percent).

According to the closed shops, in particular, of the Non-food sector came under the wheels, which shrank by a total of about 40 percent. Within this range, the sub – categories of “other goods (clothing, pharmacies, watches, and jewelry) had to accept suggest” with -56 percent, and “other household equipment, textiles, DIY and furniture and Furnishings” with -46 percent, still significantly larger Return.

Less by the crisis of the detail of goods affected the trade of food, beverages and tobacco products, which in nominal terms of 4.0 per cent in real terms (+3.5%) gained. The branches of “market stalls, shipping, and Internet trading” experienced by as much as 22 percent increase in sales. The “devices of information and communication technology was 3.9 percent in real terms (+12.1 percent) more.

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