The head department of statistics generalized results of work of the enterprises - legal entities of the regional center who carried out activities for retail trade and restaurant economy.
For the beginning of the current year the distribution network of the enterprises of the regional center totaled 539 shops and 296 booths and tents, and was reduced in comparison with the corresponding date 2008 by 5%. From total of objects in Nikolaev 184 food shops, 355 - nonfood, 154 pharmaceutical institutions, 74 gas stations worked.
From year to year the quantity super - and hypermarkets increases, in particular, in 2005 in the regional center 16 such objects, in 2008 - 31 which provide almost fifth part of volume retail to commodity turnover worked.
Besides, 23 markets, or a third of the markets of the region operate on the territory of the regional center.
For January - June, 2009 the total amount of retail commodity turnover of the enterprises of Nikolaev made 1,6 billion UAH and by 28% decreased against level of the similar period of last year. For the first time for the last three years recession of sale of consumer goods when fully the trade sector of economy of Nikolaev was affected by a world economic crisis was recorded.
Despite reduction of total amount of retail commodity turnover, as before, sales had powerful influence on its formation: cars, gasoline, goods pharmaceutical and diesel fuel.
In total at big and medium-sized enterprises of retail trade and restaurant economy of Nikolaev in January - June, 2009 7,2 thousand persons, from which nearly two thirds - women (63%) were occupied.
The fund of compensation of permanent members of staff made 43 million UAH, or 3% of fund of compensation taken in economy of Nikolaev.