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Decline in retail sales
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2015-06-29T10:00:00.000Z
Wholesale and retail trade and service activities;Income and consumption
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doi, Index of 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 2015

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Decline in retail sales

The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales decreased by 3.4 per cent from April to May this year. This follows an increase of 2.0 per cent from March to April this year.

Retail Sales indices, 2005=100
May 2015Change in per cent
April 2015 - May 2015May 2014 - May 2015March 2014 / May 2014 - March 2015 / May 2015
 
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Seasonally adjusted numbers128.8-3.4
Retail sales volume index: Excluding motor vehicles and motorcycles and automotive fuel. Seasonally adjusted numbers134.1-3.5
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Workingday adjusted numbers132.7-0.31.6
Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Working days adjusted numbers149.30.93.1
"Figure 1. Retail sales volume index, seasonally adjusted and trend. 2005=100
"Figure 1. Retail sales volume index, seasonally adjusted and trend. 2005=100

Most industries had a decrease in sales volume from April to May this year. Sales in grocery stores and sales of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores made a particular contribution to the decline. Grocery stores contributed about 38 per cent of total turnover in retail sales. Sales of clothing and footwear, sports and leisure equipment and sales at petrol stations also contributed to the decrease from April to May this year.

Sales of ICT equipment, telecommunication equipment, electrical household appliances and furniture on the other hand had a minor increase from April to May this year.

Working-day adjusted figures show that retail sales rose by 1.8 per cent in the period March to May 2015 compared to the same three-month period in 2014.