Stable retail sales
The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales showed an increase of 0.1 per cent from December 2013 to January 2014. The long-term trend shows a relatively flat development for the second half of last year.
|January 2014||Change in per cent|
|December 2013 - January 2014||January 2013 - January 2014||November 2012 / January 2013 - November 2013 / January 2014|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Seasonally adjusted numbers||126.4||0.1|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding motor vehicles and motorcycles and automotive fuel. Seasonally adjusted numbers||131.3||0.0|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Workingday adjusted numbers||117.9||0.1||0.7|
|Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Working days adjusted numbers||126.4||2.4||2.2|
Stores selling sports equipment, games and toys, amongst other things, showed an increase in sales volume from December 2013 to January 2014. Grocery stores also showed a minor growth during this period.
Sales via mail order and the Internet and sales of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores experienced a decrease in sales volume during the period.
Working-day adjusted figures show that retail sales rose by 0.7 per cent in the period November 2013-January 2014 compared to the same three-month period in 2012-2013.