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March . 22 . 2021 SYNTH SIS IN @ COVID-19 www.ine.pt page 3/11 Communication Unit | tel: +351 21 842 61 10 | [email protected] Retail trade sales decreased by 10.9% In January 2021, the retail trade turnover index registered a year-on-year rate of change of -10.9% (-4.2% in the previous month). The two major groupings that make up this index registered the following outcomes: • Non-Food Products : a reduction of 19.2% (-9.4% in December); • Food products : an increase of 0.1% (+2.4% in December). In January 2021, the following rates of change were also recorded: • Employment index: » Year-on-year rate of change: -4.6% (-4.7% in December); » Month-on-month rate of change: -1.7% (-1.8% in January 2020); • Wages and salaries index: » Year-on-year rate of change: -5.4% (-3.4% in December); » Month-on-month rate of change: -19.7% (-18.0% in January 2020); • Hours worked index: » Year-on-year rate of change: -13.6% (-6.5% in December); » Month-on-month rate of change: -9.8% (-2.3% in January 2020). More information available at: Business turnover, employment, wages and hours worked index in retail trade – January 2021 (01 March 2021) Turnover in Retail Trade (deflated) year-on-year rate of change (%) Hours Worked (calendar effects adjusted) year-on-year rate of change (%) -10.9% 0.1% -19.2% -40.0% -35.0% -30.0% -25.0% -20.0% -15.0% -10.0% -5.0% 0.0% 5.0% 10.0% 15.0% Jan-20 Feb-20 Mar-20 Apr-20 May-20 Jun-20 Jul-20 Aug-20 Sep-20 Oct-20 Nov-20 Dec-20 Jan-21 Total Food products, beverages and tobacco Non-food products -13.6% -6.4% -18.4% -50.0% -40.0% -30.0% -20.0% -10.0% 0.0% 10.0% Jan-20 Feb-20 Mar-20 Apr-20 May-20 Jun-20 Jul-20 Aug-20 Sep-20 Oct-20 Nov-20 Dec-20 Jan-21 Total Food products, beverages and tobacco Non-food products

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