Retail sales increased in October
The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail increased by 0.9 per cent from September to October this year. This follows a decrease of 0.3 per cent from August to September.
|October 2016||Change in per cent|
|September 2016 - October 2016||October 2015 - October 2016||August 2015 / October 2015 - August 2016 / October 2016|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Seasonally adjusted numbers||109.1||0.9|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding motor vehicles and motorcycles and automotive fuel. Seasonally adjusted numbers||110.1||0.7|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Workingday adjusted numbers||108.7||0.2||-0.5|
|Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Working days adjusted numbers||120.4||3.3||2.5|
The long-term trend shows a relatively flat trend back to the beginning of 2014.
Working-day adjusted figures show that retail sales decreased by 0.5 per cent in the period August-October compared to the same three-month period last year.