This is an archived release.
Small increase in retail sales
The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales showed an increase of 0.2 per cent from July to August 2013. This follows a decrease of 1.3 per cent from June to July.
|August 2013||Change in per cent|
|July 2013 - August 2013||August 2012 - August 2013||June 2012 / August 2012 - June 2013 / August 2013|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Seasonally adjusted numbers||125.5||0.2|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding motor vehicles and motorcycles and automotive fuel. Seasonally adjusted numbers||130.1||0.2|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Workingday adjusted numbers||129.6||1.0||1.7|
|Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Working days adjusted numbers||139.1||2.7||3.0|
Sales of furniture, sport goods and online sales contributed to the increase in the volume index from July to August 2013. Sales of construction materials and electrical household appliances also showed an increase.
Retail sales in grocery stores and of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores had a decline in sales volume during this period. Sales in petrol stations also showed a decline.