According to the National Bureau of Statistics, the index was even 11.2% lower than in April 2019.
According to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics (INE) today, the service industry turnover in April increased by 43.6% year-on-year, compared with 0.5% in March.
“The substantial increase reflects the comparison with April 2020, which was severely affected by the pandemic. [de covid-19], Where the index fell to 73.2 [pontos]”, the institute explained.
He said that compared with April 2019, the index was even 11.2% lower.
The unadjusted data for seasonal and calendar effects changed from 3.6% in March to 47.5% in the month analyzed.
In turn, the index’s month-on-month change was 5.9% (3.5% in March), accommodation, restaurants and similar activities (27.2%), and information and communication activities (18.1%) increased “significantly”.
The year-on-year changes in the employment, salary, and hours of work index adjusted for the calendar effect were -3.4%, 4.6%, and 18.5% respectively (-8.9%, -5.2%, and -14.1% in March, the same order).
The turnover, employment, wages and service industry working hours index produced by INE aims to show the evolution of the goods and service market in the sector. Based on the monthly survey of service industry turnover and employment, it is mainly conducted electronically, which means that the statistical unit is selected from the headquarters Companies located in the territory of the country.