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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 salesJuly 2014

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Decline in retail sales

The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales decreased by 1.5 per cent from June to July 2014. This follows a growth of 1.2 per cent from May to June.

Retail Sales indices, 2005=100
July 2014 Change in per cent
June 2014 - July 2014 July 2013 - July 2014 May 2013 / July 2013 - May 2014 / July 2014
 
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Seasonally adjusted numbers 127.9 -1.5
Retail sales volume index: Excluding motor vehicles and motorcycles and automotive fuel. Seasonally adjusted numbers 133.1 -1.3
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Workingday adjusted numbers 129.6 1.0 1.2
Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Working days adjusted numbers 143.9 3.1 3.3
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 June to June this year. Stores selling building materials, hardware and paints, furniture, clothing and shoes were among the industries that contributed to the decline. Sales of automotive fuel in specialised stores, grocery stores and sales via mail order and the Internet also contributed to the decline. Sales of sports equipment, however, showed a minor increase from June to July this year.

Working-day adjusted figures show that retail sales rose by 1.2 per cent in the period May-July 2014 compared to the same three-month period in 2013.