Decline in retail sales

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The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales decreased by 0.6 percent from July to August 2017. This follows an increase of 0.4 percent from June to July this year.

The long-term trend in retail sales has shown a steady increase since autumn last year.

Figure 1. Retail sales volume index, seasonally adjusted and trend. 2010=100
Figure 1. Retail sales volume index, seasonally adjusted and trend. 2010=100
Retail trade, except sales of motor vehicles seasonally adjusted Retail trade, except sales of motor vehicles trend
Jan. 2011 101 101.5
Feb. 2011 101.5 101.3
Mar. 2011 100.5 101.3
Apr. 2011 101.8 101.3
May 2011 101.7 101.4
June 2011 101.4 101.7
July 2011 101.7 102.1
Aug. 2011 103.5 102.5
Sep. 2011 103.1 102.8
Oct. 2011 103.8 103.2
Nov. 2011 103.3 103.6
Dec. 2011 103.3 103.9
Jan. 2012 104.4 104.2
Feb. 2012 104.5 104.4
Mar. 2012 105.2 104.7
Apr. 2012 104.4 105
May 2012 106.7 105.2
June 2012 104.6 105.3
July 2012 105.3 105.4
Aug. 2012 105.3 105.4
Sep. 2012 105.9 105.4
Oct. 2012 105.1 105.6
Nov. 2012 105.4 105.8
Dec. 2012 105.9 106.1
Jan. 2013 107.8 106.4
Feb. 2013 107.2 106.7
Mar. 2013 106.9 106.9
Apr. 2013 105.6 107
May 2013 108.7 107
June 2013 107.4 107
July 2013 106.7 107
Aug. 2013 107 107
Sep. 2013 107.6 107
Oct. 2013 106.5 107
Nov. 2013 106.7 107.1
Dec. 2013 107.1 107.2
Jan. 2014 107.3 107.5
Feb. 2014 107.9 107.8
Mar. 2014 108.5 108.2
Apr. 2014 109.4 108.5
May 2014 108.4 108.7
June 2014 109.6 108.9
July 2014 107.6 108.9
Aug. 2014 108.4 108.9
Sep. 2014 108.9 108.8
Oct. 2014 108.6 108.8
Nov. 2014 108.6 108.9
Dec. 2014 109.6 109
Jan. 2015 108.5 109.2
Feb. 2015 109.4 109.3
Mar. 2015 109.5 109.3
Apr. 2015 112.8 109.2
May 2015 107.7 109.1
June 2015 108.6 109
July 2015 109.5 108.9
Aug. 2015 109.7 108.9
Sep. 2015 108.6 109
Oct. 2015 109.2 109.2
Nov. 2015 109.3 109.2
Dec. 2015 108.9 109.1
Jan. 2016 109.3 108.9
Feb. 2016 108.5 108.6
Mar. 2016 107.5 108.4
Apr. 2016 107.8 108.2
May 2016 109.2 108.2
June 2016 108.6 108.2
July 2016 108 108.2
Aug. 2016 108.5 108.3
Sep. 2016 108.3 108.4
Oct. 2016 109.1 108.5
Nov. 2016 109.4 108.7
Dec. 2016 106.9 109
Jan. 2017 108.4 109.3
Feb. 2017 109.7 109.8
Mar. 2017 110 110.2
Apr. 2017 110.4 110.6
May 2017 112.1 110.9
June 2017 111.3 111.1
July 2017 111.9 111.2
Aug. 2017 111.2 111.3

Working-day adjusted

Working-day adjusted figures show that retail sales increased by 2.8 per cent in the period June - August 2017 compared to the same period in 2016.

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