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Growth in retail sales
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2016-06-29T10:00:00.000Z
Wholesale and retail trade and service activities;Income and consumption
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doi, Index of retail sales, retail sales, volume index, value index, retail trade, commodity trade, turnover (for example groceries, clothing, building materials)Wholesale and retail trade , Consumption, Income and consumption, Wholesale and retail trade and service activities
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Index of retail salesMay 2016

With regard to seasonal adjustment, previously published seasonally-adjusted figures may be revised when new figures for a new month in the series are published.

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Growth in retail sales

The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales increased by 1.7 per cent from April to May this year. This follows unchanged values from March to April this year.

Retail Sales indices, 2010=100
May 2016Change in per cent
April 2016 - May 2016May 2015 - May 2016March 2015 / May 2015 - March 2016 / May 2016
 
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Seasonally adjusted numbers109.61.7
Retail sales volume index: Excluding motor vehicles and motorcycles and automotive fuel. Seasonally adjusted numbers110.91.6
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Workingday adjusted numbers114.42.0-1.3
Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Working days adjusted numbers125.45.11.5
"Figure 1. Retail sales volume index, seasonally adjusted and trend. 2010=100

Most industries had an increase in sales volume from April to May this year. Grocery stores, sales of food and beverages in specialised stores and sales at petrol stations contributed particularly to the increase. Grocery stores contributed about 38 per cent of total turnover in retail sales. Dispensing chemists and sales via mail order and the Internet also contributed to the increase during this period.

Sales of ICT equipment, textiles, furniture and electrical household appliances on the other hand had a decrease in the seasonally-adjusted volume index from April to May this year.

Working-day adjusted figures show that retail sales decreased by 1.3 per cent in the period March-May this year compared to the same three-month period last year.