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Wholesale and retail trade sales statistics

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growth in E-commerce in the first four months of 2017

Wholesale and retail sale statistics (NOK million)1
TurnoverChange in per cent
2nd period 20162nd period 20172nd period 2016 - 2nd period 20172015 - 2016
1The figures do not include value added tax.
Sale and repair of motor vehicles41 86344 0215.210.0
Wholesale trade149 857159 4836.46.3
Retail trade73 31575 1622.52.7
Grocery trade27 96728 5942.24.0
E-commerce2 6773 11816.512.0

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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
2nd period 20162nd period 20172nd period 2016 - 2nd period 2017
The whole country73 31575 1622.5
 
Østfold3 6183 6871.9
Akershus8 7619 0503.3
Oslo9 5429 9694.5
Hedmark2 6302 7032.8
Oppland2 6412 7032.3
Buskerud3 9634 1344.3
Vestfold3 6423 8445.5
Telemark2 3832 4553.0
Aust-Agder1 6681 7414.4
Vest-Agder2 6222 6521.1
Rogaland6 3796 3900.2
Hordaland7 2277 3421.6
Sogn og Fjordane1 4381 4561.3
Møre og Romsdal3 5843 5850.0
Sør-Trøndelag4 5324 6021.5
Nord-Trøndelag1 8411 8530.7
Nordland3 3883 3970.3
Troms - Romsa2 3912 5014.6
Finnmark - Finnmárku1 0641 0973.1

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
2nd period 20162nd period 20172nd period 2016 - 2nd period 2017
The whole country41 86344 0215.2
 
Østfold2 3402 267-3.1
Akershus9 57910 5059.7
Oslo7 1217 85210.3
Hedmark1 1841 1900.5
Oppland1 1921 144-4.0
Buskerud3 3263 4704.3
Vestfold1 3991 59714.2
Telemark1 3691 315-3.9
Aust-Agder710652-8.2
Vest-Agder1 1281 1522.1
Rogaland2 6522 7875.1
Hordaland2 4472 5383.7
Sogn og Fjordane526523-0.6
Møre og Romsdal1 5921 6020.6
Sør-Trøndelag1 9502 0263.9
Nord-Trøndelag8679398.3
Nordland1 2071 197-0.8
Troms - Romsa913894-2.1
Finnmark - Finnmárku3603723.3

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
2nd period 20162nd period 20172nd period 2016 - 2nd period 2017
The whole country149 857159 4836.4
 
Østfold4 7424 9314.0
Akershus33 29436 2258.8
Oslo42 65146 1158.1
Hedmark3 3543 73211.3
Oppland1 6241 80311.0
Buskerud4 9195 1805.3
Vestfold5 9455 656-4.9
Telemark1 3151 3210.5
Aust-Agder1 5571 6898.5
Vest-Agder2 2682 4156.5
Rogaland8 7929 0783.3
Hordaland12 96013 5474.5
Sogn og Fjordane2 6622 147-19.3
Møre og Romsdal6 4166 8136.2
Sør-Trøndelag6 8357 60011.2
Nord-Trøndelag754728-3.4
Nordland4 1824 3143.2
Troms - Romsa5 0515 5089.0
Finnmark - Finnmárku53468027.3

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
2nd period 20163rd period 20164th period 20165th period 20166th period 20161st period 20172nd period 2017
Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles41 86343 46538 46743 86644 03938 94344 021
Sale of motor vehicles29 60230 63427 86830 88731 12028 24831 718
Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles7 1937 8576 4407 4138 4166 7967 215
Sale of motor vehicle parts and accessories4 3134 1903 6245 1294 1383 4724 361
Sale, maintenance and repair of motorcycles and related parts and accessories755785535438365426728
Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles149 857156 912141 460158 776165 543142 043159 483
Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals2 3622 8822 2072 5102 3331 7212 182
Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco55 4662 88252 87857 05061 21652 75559 990
Wholesale of household goods22 75055 52821 95825 04326 45622 76224 127
Wholesale of information and communication equipment7 4937 9286 5067 9929 9247 0037 549
Wholesale of machinery, equipment and supplies20 06621 43916 58220 54821 62916 85420 098
Other specialised wholesale39 47044 05039 36343 01641 24339 09043 273
Non-specialised wholesale trade2 2492 3071 9672 6182 7431 8572 264
Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles73 31583 05781 55878 07091 01969 02175 162
Retail sale in non-specialised stores30 51732 40232 21530 85934 39328 77131 122
Retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores3 4913 8123 8513 5424 6702 9173 560
Retail sale of automotive fuel in specialised stores7 1228 3158 1617 5867 5007 3517 472
Retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores6747748688401 175763679
Retail sale of other household equipment in specialised stores11 93314 43614 61314 38915 96211 07712 301
Retail sale of cultural and recreation goods in specialised stores4 0024 3494 6043 8115 7383 3153 964
Retail sale of other goods in specialised stores12 63315 73314 01613 62317 25111 47512 656
Retail sale via stalls and markets19527326482017
Retail trade not in stores, stalls and markets2 9233 1843 1563 3944 2823 3323 392

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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