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Wholesale and retail trade sales statistics

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15 %

growth in E-commerce in the first eight months in 2017 compared to the same period in 2016

Wholesale and retail sale statistics (NOK million)1
TurnoverChange in per cent
4th period 20164th period 20174th period 2016 - 4th period 20172015 - 2016
1The figures do not include value added tax.
Sale and repair of motor vehicles38 52241 8198.610.2
Wholesale trade142 701154 1218.07.0
Retail trade81 72584 0142.83.1
Grocery trade29 29229 8371.94.1
E-commerce2 9653 41315.113.8

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Table 1 
Sales statistics of retail sales excluding sales of motorized vehicles. Sales exlude VAT Sales, by county

Sales statistics of retail sales excluding sales of motorized vehicles. Sales exlude VAT Sales, by county
NOK millionChange in per cent
4th period 20164th period 20174th period 2016 - 4th period 2017
The whole country81 72584 0142.8
 
Østfold4 0664 1492.0
Akershus9 3479 7103.9
Oslo9 84910 1443.0
Hedmark2 9943 0812.9
Oppland3 1773 2612.6
Buskerud4 2784 4734.6
Vestfold4 3834 5313.4
Telemark2 8852 9452.1
Aust-Agder2 1932 2593.0
Vest-Agder3 1833 2331.6
Rogaland6 5376 6321.5
Hordaland7 7557 9282.2
Sogn og Fjordane1 7491 8083.4
Møre og Romsdal4 0584 1562.4
Sør-Trøndelag5 0205 2404.4
Nord-Trøndelag2 1822 1980.7
Nordland4 1184 2032.1
Troms - Romsa2 6982 7752.9
Finnmark - Finnmárku1 2541 2872.6

Table 2 
Sale, maintenance and repair of motor vehicles, motorcycles.. Sales exlude VAT Sales, by county

Sale, maintenance and repair of motor vehicles, motorcycles.. Sales exlude VAT Sales, by county
NOK millionChange in per cent
4th period 20164th period 20174th period 2016 - 4th period 2017
The whole country38 52241 8198.6
 
Østfold2 1662 3177.0
Akershus7 9868 7399.4
Oslo6 7817 3368.2
Hedmark1 0681 32624.2
Oppland1 1271 1502.0
Buskerud3 3103 5065.9
Vestfold1 2661 43113.0
Telemark1 3011 3534.0
Aust-Agder6446876.7
Vest-Agder1 0311 17413.9
Rogaland2 3702 5196.3
Hordaland2 3742 5497.4
Sogn og Fjordane5055213.2
Møre og Romsdal1 4501 63212.6
Sør-Trøndelag1 8262 01610.4
Nord-Trøndelag88096810.0
Nordland1 1671 2416.3
Troms - Romsa9349895.9
Finnmark - Finnmárku3363658.6

Table 3 
Wholesale trade and commission trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles. Sales exlude VAT Sales, by county

Wholesale trade and commission trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles. Sales exlude VAT Sales, by county
NOK millionChange in per cent
4th period 20164th period 20174th period 2016 - 4th period 2017
The whole country142 701154 1218.0
 
Østfold4 3844 381-0.1
Akershus33 38035 8667.4
Oslo40 38644 48110.1
Hedmark3 1253 61215.6
Oppland1 7212 01016.8
Buskerud4 5095 24716.4
Vestfold5 8005 624-3.0
Telemark1 3661 4506.1
Aust-Agder1 6921 88711.5
Vest-Agder2 2592 3725.0
Rogaland8 5218 8764.2
Hordaland12 08113 60512.6
Sogn og Fjordane3 0232 312-23.5
Møre og Romsdal5 3845 9079.7
Sør-Trøndelag6 5447 30611.6
Nord-Trøndelag7998263.4
Nordland3 4623 5893.7
Troms - Romsa3 5613 95311.0
Finnmark - Finnmárku70581816.0

Table 4 
Turnover statistics except wholesale on a fee or contract basis. Turnover excluding VAT. NOK million

Turnover statistics except wholesale on a fee or contract basis. Turnover excluding VAT. NOK million
4th period 20165th period 20166th period 20161st period 20172nd period 20173rd period 20174th period 2017
Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles38 52243 90344 06038 81342 30245 23741 819
Sale of motor vehicles28 23331 28331 52128 59430 60432 30230 957
Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles6 3437 2988 2916 6337 0097 7156 653
Sale of motor vehicle parts and accessories3 4174 8893 8983 1653 9794 4063 636
Sale, maintenance and repair of motorcycles and related parts and accessories529433350422709814573
Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles142 701159 944166 416143 702157 906170 907154 121
Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals2 1482 4452 2631 6552 1192 9472 270
Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco53 3642 44561 80453 02359 73860 99057 726
Wholesale of household goods21 93157 52326 42222 60023 93724 93823 250
Wholesale of information and communication equipment6 4857 9669 8977 0667 4918 3897 043
Wholesale of machinery, equipment and supplies16 45320 44721 42616 71719 96622 48817 980
Other specialised wholesale40 29543 77041 76740 69142 32448 69043 787
Non-specialised wholesale trade2 0252 7092 8361 9502 3302 4662 064
Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles81 72578 32491 39369 11775 56786 11884 014
Retail sale in non-specialised stores32 24330 92434 46828 60031 29233 29632 848
Retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores3 8453 5374 6652 9143 5513 8223 953
Retail sale of automotive fuel in specialised stores8 2987 7347 6497 4297 6678 5108 433
Retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores8688401 175770687805816
Retail sale of other household equipment in specialised stores14 63514 39416 01011 31012 39815 32615 173
Retail sale of cultural and recreation goods in specialised stores4 5443 8015 7543 3183 9564 5034 717
Retail sale of other goods in specialised stores14 02713 61817 27211 44512 62516 06414 276
Retail sale via stalls and markets65255719174373
Retail trade not in stores, stalls and markets3 2013 4524 3443 3123 3753 7483 726

About the statistics

The purpose of the statistics is to identify the level and development of wholesale and retail trade.The turnover for a given year is only final when the last period in the following year is published. Both quarterly figures and figures for every second month are available in StatBank.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Turnover: Includes dutiable and duty-free sales income from goods and services. Financial revenues, public subsidies or value added tax are not included.

Standard classifications

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC2007).

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Wholesale and retail trade sales statistics
Topic: Wholesale and retail trade and service activities

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Responsible division

Division for Construction and Service

Regional level

Concerns bimonthly data only: Regular publication of data divided by counties in addition to the data published at national level. Other geographical breakdown can be commissioned.

Frequency and timeliness

Bimonthly level-numbers and quarterly indices.

The bimonthly turnover statistics is initially published about seventeen weeks after the expiration of the statistical period. Revised data are then published respectively two and four months after the initial publication.

The quarterly indices are initially published about sixty days after the expiration of the quarter. They are published at the NACE two-digit sector level only (NACE 45 and 46). Revised data are published in connection with the next time publication, i.e. three months after the initial publication.

The published data are being revised up to two calendar years back in time. This is explained in the table beneath, with the quarterly indices as an example. Superscript T refers to the current year, while subscript 1-4 refers to the relevant quarter.

International reporting

The quarterly indices are reported to Eurostat, both gross data and data adjusted by working days, sixty days after the expiration of the quarter.

Microdata

Primary data and the compiled statistics are stored electronically in files of the in the programming language SAS.

Background

Background and purpose

The purpose of the statistics is to identify the level of and the development of wholesale and retail trade. The statistics has been produced since 1995.

From 1995 to 2006, only the bimonthly data where published nationally. The quarterly indices where published by Eurostat only. As from the first quarter of 2007, the quarterly indices are also published nationally.

Users and applications

Users include public and private sector agencies and organisations. The National Accounts statistics of Statistics Norway rely on the timely production of the Wholesale and Retail Statistics. Other users include the Research department of Statistics Norway.

Equal treatment of users

No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on ssb.no at 8 am. Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given in the Statistics Release Calendar. Principles of communication and dissemination

Coherence with other statistics

Similar statistics is being prepared for all dutiable industries. Change in the progress of turnover is compared with the monthly Index of Retail Trade. Both change in progress and level numbers are compared with the annual Structural statistics for Wholesale and Retail Trade.

Legal authority

The Statistics Act, paragraphs 3-2.

EEA reference

EU Council Regulation No 1165/98, May 19, 1998 regarding short-term statistics.

Production

Population

The population is all VAT-registered units within the industries of wholesale and retail trade, repair of vehicles and household goods and personal goods included. Agency business is not part of the population. This means NACE 45, 46 (except 46.1) and NACE 47, according to the Standard of Industrial Classification (SIC2007). State owned units and units owned by the social security administration or local or regional governments are not part of the population. The observed unit is mainly identical to the obliged VAT-registered unit, i.e. enterprises with an annual turnover that exceeds NOK 50 000.

Data sources and sampling

The VAT-register

The Wholesale and Retail Trade Statistics represent full-census survey data for the entire population.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

Data are collected from the VAT-register.

Turnover is controlled against earlier received data. If the divergence is considerable, the individual VAT-unit is contacted. Information from the VAT-register is controlled against the Central register of Establishments and Enterprises and the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities.

For the bimonthly statistics the data are summed up. When a VAT-unit consists of more than one active firm, the data is being divided according to registered turnover in the last annual data file from the Central register of Establishments and Enterprises.

The quarterly indices are computed from the bimonthly statistics. Therefore it is needed to divide some of the bimonthly data in two. For the division, the number of workdays within a month is used. The model for calculation of quarterly data is described below:

The variable Q refers to quarterly numbers, B is bimonthly numbers and wd is the number of workdays in March, April, September or October. Superscript T refers to the actual quarter, while subscript T refers to the current year. Subscript j shows that the data is divided into the most detailed NACE level as possible, i.e. three-, four- or five-digit sector level. Subscript h refers to two-digit sector level.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

If a table cell consists of less than three observations, the data for the actual table cell are not being published. This is necessary because it would be possible to identify the individual data from the actual enterprises. This is particularly important for regional data.

Comparability over time and space

In the period 1995 to 2002 the statistics was published according to the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC1994). From 2002 is has been published according to the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC2002), and from 2009 is has been published according to the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC2007)

Changes in the statistics: Before the first bimonthly term of 2001, the statistics only included dutiable sales. From the first term of 2001, the statistics includes both dutiable and duty-fee sales.

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

Measurement errors (the respondent gives erroneous data) and processing errors (wrong interpretation of digits and letters written on paper forms during optical scanning) may occur. These types of errors are tried to avoid through control routines, as explained in chapter 3.5. Another possible error may occur, if there are used out of date distribution formulas to divide turnover in cases where a VAT-unit consists of more than one firms.

Errors in the estimation of quarterly indices may occur if the development between first and second term, or fourth and fifth term, in the bimonthly statistics is substantially different last year and this year.

The County Revenue Office is contacted in cases where big enterprises have failed to respond. For the first and second time publication, unit non-response is imputated. By the third and last publication, the turnover for unit non-response is set to cero.

Not relevant

Other errors in the VAT-register, under reporting included. This is difficult to value, but it is assumed not to represent a substantial source of errors.

Revision

Not relevant

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