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French Equivalent: Commerce de detail – NACE

Retail trade is a form of trade in which goods are mainly purchased and resold to the consumer or end- user, generally in small quantities and in the state in which they were purchased (or following minor transformations). This corresponds to the NACE Rev. 1 Division retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles; repair of personal and household goods.

It includes the following Groups:

— retail sale in non-specialised stores;
— retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores;
— retail sale of pharmaceutical and medical goods, cosmetic and toilet articles;
— other retail sale of new goods in specialised stores;
— retail sale of second-hand goods in stores;
— retail sale not in stores;
— repair of personal and household goods.

Source Publication:
Eurostat and NACE Rev. 1.

Cross References:
Retail trade – ISIC Rev. 3


Version Indicator: NACE

Classification Indicator: Classification

Statistical Theme: Industry and services statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Tuesday, June 11, 2013