Consistent with traditional economic theory, the number of retailers per million compared to national inflation rates reveals that in markets with greater market competition, prices tend to rise more slowly. Retailers in the food and the sport and leisure sectors, however, work with unique market dynamics that diverge from this relationship and require careful branding and market positioning to succeed.
*Note: The number of retail chains includes only retailers with a minimum of 5 stores or at least a €3 million turnover.
In 2017 retailers sales is continuing to grow. The value in December of 2016 broke a record and amounted to 484,760 million US dollars. The same tendency is characterized by retailers inventories which record value is 638,900 million US dollars (November of 2016). Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers sector had the largest share of retail sales in 2013-2014. Its share was about 14.7 percent.