Retail trade turnover, minus automotive fuel, plunged 19.9 percent in December 2010 against the same month of 2009, according to provisional figures released on Tuesday by the independent Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT). Retail trade also posted a 17.0 percent drop in volume in the same period.

More specifically, the Turnover Index in Retail Trade, excluding automotive fuel, recorded a fall of 17.0% in December 2010 compared with December 2009.

The Volume Index in Retail Trade, excluding automotive fuel, recorded a fall of 19.9% in December 2010 compared with December 2009.

According to provisional results, the turnover index in retail trade at current prices, excluding automotive fuel, recorded a fall of 17.0% in December 2010 compared with December 2009. The Index in December 2009 recorded an increase of 0.6% compared with December 2008.

The turnover index in retail trade, including automotive fuel, recorded a fall of 13.2% in December 2010 compared with December 2009. The Index in December 2009 recorded an increase of 2.6% compared with December 2008.

The volume of retail trade (i.e. turnover in retail trade at constant prices), excluding automotive fuel, decreased by 19.9% in December 2010, compared with December 2009. The Index in December 2009 recorded a decrease of 0.5% compared with December 2008.

The retail trade volume index, including automotive fuel, decreased by 19.2% in December 2010 compared with December 2009. The Index in December 2009 recorded a decrease of 0.2% compared with December 2008.