Increase in investments
The investments of retail trade industries increased by more than 7 per cent from the third quarter to the fourth quarter of 2012, and are about 10 per cent higher than the year before.
|Index||Change in per cent|
|4th quarter 2011||3rd quarter 2012||4th quarter 2012||3rd quarter 2012 - 4th quarter 2012||4th quarter 2011 - 4th quarter 2012|
|Retail trade, except of motor vehicles, motorcycles and automotive fuel||86.4||88.7||95.4||7.6||10.4|
|Machines and inventory||114.3||118.7||135.1||13.8||18.2|
|Motor vehicles and other means of transport||65.5||38.4||48.7||26.8||-25.6|
|New buildings and renovation||52.1||59.1||49.8||-15.7||-4.4|
Investment in motor vehicles and other means of transport increased by almost 27 per cent from the third to the fourth quarter last year, but declined by more than 25 per cent compared to the fourth quarter of 2011. Retailers invested around 14 per cent more in machines and inventory in the fourth quarter of 2012 than in the third quarter. These investments are also at a higher level than the year before. Investments in new buildings and renovations showed a decrease in both the periods.