Structural features of distributive trades and their impact on prices in the euro area
Stylianos Panagiotou (),
Concetta Rondinelli (),
María de los Llanos Matea,
Harald Stahl (),
Luca Gattini (),
Mario Izquierdo () and
No 128, Occasional Paper Series from European Central Bank
The distributive trades sector, which is primarily accounted for by wholesale and retail trade, is not only economically important in its own right, but also relevant to monetary policy. Ultimately, it is retailers who set the actual prices of most consumer goods. They are the main interface between producers of consumer goods and consumers, with around half of private consumption accounted for by retail trade. The JEL Classification: E58, F41
Keywords: competition; distributive trades; monetary policy; prices; retail trades (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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