The head department of statistics generalized results of the state statistical supervision over an available network of objects of retail trade which were registered on balance of the enterprises - legal entities of area in 2008. About it reports Head department of statisticsNikolaev area.
For the beginning of the current year the distribution network of the enterprises was reduced in comparison with 2007 by 7% and totaled 1196 shops, 543 booths and tents. From total of objects for reporting date in area 618 food shops, 578 - nonfood, 400 pharmaceutical institutions, 204 gas stations functioned.
It should be noted that in rural areas reduction of a network took place faster rates, than in city settlements, and was connected with closing of a number of shops of system of consumer cooperation and agricultural enterprises.
Meanwhile in the cities of area shops of type super - and hypermarkets continued to develop actively big on the range of the offered goods that, in turn, became the reason of closing of a significant amount of small objects.
As for directly network super - and hypermarkets, it should be noted that in comparison with 2005 when in area 16 such objects were, in 2008 their quantity grew to 39. In a year in area began activity of 10 new objects, in particular the distribution network of JSC Eko, JSC ATB-Market, JSC Vit, JSC Fozzi-Yug extended. 31 supermarket in total operating on this time and 8 hypermarkets provided almost fifth part of annual volume of retail commodity turnover of area.
Among the neighboring regions the Nikolaev area by quantity of supermarkets and supermarkets for 82% advances the Kherson area, for 48% - Kirovograd, at the same time by 2,5 times concedes to Odessa region. Concerning hypermarkets, in their our area works 3 times more, than in Kirovograd, twice - than in Kherson, at the same time, is 20% less, than in Odessa region.