Sales up due to bad weather
The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales increased by 1.0 per cent from May to June this year. This follows a decrease of 3.4 per cent from April to May this year.
|June 2015||Change in per cent|
|May 2015 - June 2015||June 2014 - June 2015||April 2014 / June 2014 - April 2015 / June 2015|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Seasonally adjusted numbers||129.8||1.0|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding motor vehicles and motorcycles and automotive fuel. Seasonally adjusted numbers||135.0||0.9|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Workingday adjusted numbers||138.1||-0.1||1.0|
|Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Working days adjusted numbers||155.7||2.8||2.9|
Many industries had an increase in sales volume from May to June this year. Sales of clothing and footwear had a strong growth and made a contribution to the increase. Grocery stores and sales of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores also contributed to the growth. Sales of textiles, electrical products and sports and leisure equipment are among the industries that showed a decrease in the seasonally-adjusted volume series from May to June this year.
Working-day adjusted figures show that retail sales rose by 0.9 per cent in the period April to June 2015 compared to the same three-month period in 2014.