The turnover for automotive trade increased as gross series by 4.1 percent and decreased as adjusted series according to the number of working days and to seasonality by 3.9 percent in June against the previous month, says a report by the National Institute for Statistics.

 

The turnover for the market services provided to the population increased both as gross series by 6.2 percent and as adjusted series by 0.7 percent.

The increase in auto sales turnover was due to rises in the trade with spare parts and accessories (up 5.2 percent), in the trade with motor vehicles (up 3.8 percent), in the maintenance and repair activities (up 2.7 percent) and in the trade with motorcycles (up 1.7 percent).

As to the market services provided to the population increases were mainly due to rises in the activities of travel agencies and tour operators (up 20.8 percent), in the activities of hotels and restaurants (up 9.1 percent) and in the activities of washing, cleaning and dyeing of textiles and furs (up 4.8 percent). On the other hand, there were drops in the activities of gambling and other recreational activities (down 4.6 percent) and in the services of hairdressing and other embellishment activities (down 1.5 percent).

Year on year, the auto industry turnover increased in June by 9.9 percent due to rises in the trade with motorcycles (up 21.4 percent), in the trade with motor vehicles (up 14.2 percent), in the maintenance and repair of automobiles (up 14.2 percent) and in the trade with spare parts and accessories (up 2.6 percent).

The same level of increase was recorded for the industry as adjusted series year on year.

The market services registered a turnover of 4.9 percent above the one registered June 2014 in gross series mainly due to rises in the activities of travel agencies and tour operators (up 13.1 percent), in the hairdressing and other embellishment activities (up 12.6 percent), in the activities of gambling and other recreational activities (up 4.4 percent), in the activities of hotels and restaurants (up 2.7 percent) and in the activities of washing, cleaning and dyeing of textiles and furs (up 1.9 percent). As adjusted series, the rise was of 5.1 percent.

In H1 2015 against H1 2014, the maintenance and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles, gross series, increased per total by 7.8 percent due to rises in the trade with motor vehicles (up 16.7 percent), in the maintenance and repair of motor vehicles (up 7.9 percent) and in the trade with motorcycles (up 7.9 percent). There were drops in the trade with spare parts and accessories for motor vehicles (down 2.9 percent).

As adjusted series, the segment increased per total by 8.4 percent compared to the first half of 2014.

Market services reached a turnover of 4.1 percent above H1 2014 gross series, while as adjusted series they went up by 3.9 percent.

This was due to rises in the activities of travel agencies and tour operators (up 13.4 percent), in the hairdressing and other embellishment activities (up 12.5 percent), in the activities of gambling and other recreational activities (up 6.0 percent) and in the activities of hotels and restaurants (up 0.9 percent). There were drops in the activities of washing, cleaning and dyeing of textiles and furs (down 2.9 percent).

Natalia Martian