India’s retail sales grow 18 per cent in July: RAI


20 August 2022, Mumbai

India’s retail sales grew by 18 percent during July compared to the same month in 2019, shows a business survey by the Retailers Association of India.

As this survey the East India region saw the highest year-on-year growth of 25 per cent last month, followed by the south at 21 per cent, north at 16 per cent and west at 10 per cent.

In terms of categories, sports goods clocked the highest growth rate with a 32 per cent increase over July 2019, followed by footwear and furniture & furnishing at 23 per cent each.

Apparel and clothing registered a 22 per cent rise, while quick service restaurants, consumer durables, electronics, and footwear posted a growth of 17 per cent, according to the survey.

The jewellery category grew by 15 per cent in July this year compared to the same month in 2019, while food and grocery rose 11 per cent. Beauty, wellness, and personal care saw the least growth with just a 3 per cent rise.

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