Small increase in retail sales
The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales increased by 0.2 per cent from November to December last year. This is the same development as from October to November.
|December 2014||Change in per cent|
|November 2014 - December 2014||December 2013 - December 2014||October 2013 / December 2013 - October 2014 / December 2014|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Seasonally adjusted numbers||130.0||0.2|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding motor vehicles and motorcycles and automotive fuel. Seasonally adjusted numbers||135.2||0.1|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Workingday adjusted numbers||164.1||2.6||2.5|
|Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Working days adjusted numbers||177.4||3.7||3.9|
Grocery stores and sales of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores contributed in particular to the growth from November to December last year. Grocery stores contributed about 33 per cent of total turnover in retail sales. Sales of ICT equipment in specialised stores, furniture, electrical household appliances and building materials were among the industries that had a decline during this period.
Working-day adjusted figures show that retail sales rose by 2.5 per cent in the period October-December 2014 compared to the same three-month period in 2013.
For the year as a whole, retail sale industries in total sold 1.7 per cent more in 2014 than in 2013.