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Decrease in retail sales
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2016-01-29T10:00:00.000Z
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 salesDecember 2015

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Decrease in retail sales

The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales decreased by 1.3 per cent from November to December 2015. This follows an increase of 0.6 per cent from October to November.

Retail Sales indices, 2010=100
December 2015Change in per cent
November 2015 - December 2015December 2014 - December 2015October 2014 / December 2014 - October 2015 / December 2015
 
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Seasonally adjusted numbers108.5-1.3
Retail sales volume index: Excluding motor vehicles and motorcycles and automotive fuel. Seasonally adjusted numbers110.2-1.2
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Workingday adjusted numbers134.9-1.20.0
Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Working days adjusted numbers144.21.73.0
Figure 1. Retail sales volume index, seasonally adjusted and trend. 2010=100

Several industries had a decrease in sales volume from November to December last year. Retail sales of electrical household appliances, sport equipment, clothing and footwear contributed particularly to the decrease during this period. Sale of ICT equipment and telecommunications equipment also contributed to the decrease.

Sales in grocery stores and sales of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores on the other hand showed an increase in sales volume from November to December last year.

Working-day adjusted figures show that retail sales were the same in the period October-December 2015 compared to the same three-month period in 2014.

For the year as a whole, retail sale industries in total sold 0.6 per cent more in 2015 than in 2014.

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