In contrast with the previously reported consumption trends in Norway, the sporting goods market did not go well in Denmark last year, like in the major Western European countries. Dealers of sporting goods and camping equipment saw their sales contract by 9.1 percent, according to Statistics Denmark. Shoe and apparel stores performed even worse, recording sales declines of 27.6 percent and 14.4 percent, respectively. Bicycle and moped shops were an exception, showing a rise of 25.5 percent. Excluding cars, the total retail trade gained 4.2 percentage points in Denmark last year. The big winners were retailers in the home improvement and electronics sectors, as Danes preferred to take advantage of self-confinement measures to do something for their homes.