Growth in retail sales
The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales increased by 0.4 per cent from July to August this year. This follows a decrease of 0.6 per cent from June to July.
|August 2016||Change in per cent|
|July 2016 - August 2016||August 2015 - August 2016||June 2015 / August 2015 - June 2016 / August 2016|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Seasonally adjusted numbers||108.5||0.4|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding motor vehicles and motorcycles and automotive fuel. Seasonally adjusted numbers||109.6||0.4|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Workingday adjusted numbers||112.0||-1.1||-0.8|
|Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Working days adjusted numbers||123.5||2.2||2.3|
Working-day adjusted figures show that retail sales decreased by 0.8 per cent in the period June-August compared to the same three-month period last year.