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February . 05 . 2021 SYNTH SIS IN @ COVID-19 www.ine.pt page 13/20 Communication Unit | tel: +351 21 842 61 10 | [email protected] Retail trade sales decreased by 4.5% The Retail Trade Turnover Index recorded a year-on-year rate of change of -5.3% in December 2020 (-4.5% in the previous month). The two major groupings that make up this index accounted for the following developments: • Non-food products : 9.9% reduction (-10.1% in November); • Food products : 2.4% increase (+1.4% in November). In December 2020, the following rates of change were recorded: • Employment index: » Year-on-year rate of change: -4.6% (-4.2% in November); » Month-on-month rate of change: -1.4% (-1.0% in December 2019). • Wages and salaries index: » Year-on-year rate of change: -4.1% (+2.0% in November); » Month-on-month rate of change: -18.9% (-13.9% in December 2019). • Hours worked index: » Year-on-year rate of change: -6.7% (-5.8% in November); » Month-on-month: +2.2% (+3.2% in December 2019). More information available at: Business turnover, employment, wages, and hours worked index in retail trade – December 2020 (29 January 2021) Turnover in Retail Trade (deflated) year-on-year rate of change (%) Hours Worked (calendar effects adjusted) year-on-year rate of change (%) -4.1% 2.4% -9.0% -40.0% -30.0% -20.0% -10.0% 0.0% 10.0% 20.0% Total Food products, beverages and tobacco Non-food products Dec-19 Jan-20 Feb-20 Mar-20 Apr-20 May-20 Jun-20 Jul-20 Aug-20 Sep-20 Oct-20 Nov-20 Dec-20 -6.7% -1.3% -10.4% -50.0% -40.0% -30.0% -20.0% -10.0% 0.0% 10.0% Total Food products, beverages and tobacco Non-food products Dec-19 Jan-20 Feb-20 Mar-20 Apr-20 May-20 Jun-20 Jul-20 Aug-20 Sep-20 Oct-20 Nov-20 Dec-20

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