Decrease in retail sales
The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales showed a decrease of 1.0 per cent from September to October 2013. This follows two months of growth.
|October 2013||Change in per cent|
|September 2013 - October 2013||October 2012 - October 2013||August 2012 / October 2012 - August 2013 / October 2013|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Seasonally adjusted numbers||125.0||-1.0|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding motor vehicles and motorcycles and automotive fuel. Seasonally adjusted numbers||130.1||-0.5|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Workingday adjusted numbers||123.9||0.8||1.1|
|Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Working days adjusted numbers||133.7||1.2||2.0|
Most industries experienced a decline in sales volume from September to October this year. Retail sales of building materials, household appliances and sports equipment, as well as petrol station sales were among the industries that experienced a decrease in sales volume. Retail sales of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores however, increased during this period.
Working-day adjusted figures show that retail sales rose by 1.1 per cent in the period August-October 2013 compared to the same three-month period in 2012.