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Stats SA Wholesale trade sales (Preliminary) May 2020


The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown regulations since 27 March 2020 have had an extensive impact on economic activity. Measured in real terms (constant 2015 prices), wholesale trade sales decreased by 20,7% in May 2020 compared with May 2019.

Seasonally adjusted wholesale trade sales increased by 29,7% in May 2020 compared with April 2020. This followed month-on-month changes of -35,4% in April 2020 and -0,5% in March 2020.

In the three months ended May 2020, seasonally adjusted wholesale trade sales decreased by 18,3% compared with the previous three months.

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