Retail Business Cycle Report 2024

Retail and wholesale trade as well as repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles represent a significant economic sector in terms of both domestic value added and employment. Its development is largely determined by overall economic dynamics, although developments within the sector often vary because the individual branches offer a heterogeneous range of goods and services. Ongoing economic monitoring and reporting is highly relevant to provide retailers and the interested public with up-to-date data and analysis. The aim of the Retail Business Cycle Report is therefore to compile and analyse key economic information for retail trade and trade as a whole once a quarter.