Monthly survey of large-scale food retail activitiesEmagsa

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The monthly survey on the activity of supermarkets (Emagsa) aims to obtain quickly (one month after the date of observation) monthly indices of the turnover of the sector.

It also provides a breakdown of turnover by form of sales (supermarket, hypermarket) and per broad product family (food, non-food and fuel), thereby allowing more precise analysis of outlook trends.

The turnover indices obtained from the Emagsa survey contribute to the early estimation of the 30-day monthly retail sales volume index. They are also used to feed the national commercial accounts.

The early estimate of the monthly retail sales volume index produced at 30 days is covered by the European Regulation on short-term statistics (EC Regulation STS No. 1165/98 of 19 May 1998 , As amended by its subsequent amendments). 


The first survey was conducted in 1997 under the name of the monthly survey of large-scale distribution (EMAGS).

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Type of operation


Legal owner

  • Department of Business Statistics

Frequency of data collection