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Wholesale and retail trade sales statistics

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14 %

growth in E-commerce the first half of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016.

Wholesale and retail sale statistics (NOK million)1
TurnoverChange in per cent
3rd period 20163rd period 20173rd period 2016 - 3rd period 20172015 - 2016
1The figures do not include value added tax.
Corrected 7 November 2017.
Sale and repair of motor vehicles43 49145 4954.610.2
Wholesale trade156 066171 1539.75.6
Retail trade83 11186 1543.72.8
Grocery trade29 40630 2642.94.1
E-commerce2 9123 37916.012.3

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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
3rd period 20163rd period 20173rd period 2016 - 3rd period 2017
Corrected 7 November 2017.
The whole country83 11186 1543.7
 
Østfold4 2274 3763.5
Akershus10 08410 4844.0
Oslo10 64811 1775.0
Hedmark2 9363 0333.3
Oppland2 8853 0194.6
Buskerud4 3714 5804.8
Vestfold4 2834 4544.0
Telemark2 7492 8664.3
Aust-Agder1 9642 0444.1
Vest-Agder3 0123 1354.1
Rogaland7 0647 2102.1
Hordaland8 2098 4032.4
Sogn og Fjordane1 6931 7302.2
Møre og Romsdal4 0934 2213.1
Sør-Trøndelag5 0175 1953.5
Nord-Trøndelag2 1392 1801.9
Nordland3 8884 0584.4
Troms - Romsa2 6622 7894.8
Finnmark - Finnmárku1 1861 2011.3

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
3rd period 20163rd period 20173rd period 2016 - 3rd period 2017
The whole country43 49145 4954.6
 
Østfold2 3272 4917.0
Akershus9 8289 656-1.8
Oslo7 3187 4121.3
Hedmark1 2261 2965.7
Oppland1 2641 2892.0
Buskerud3 4493 89312.9
Vestfold1 4821 5595.2
Telemark1 3481 4789.6
Aust-Agder69977911.4
Vest-Agder1 1231 24010.4
Rogaland2 6422 8136.5
Hordaland2 6252 8127.1
Sogn og Fjordane661607-8.2
Møre og Romsdal1 7051 8357.6
Sør-Trøndelag2 0512 2278.6
Nord-Trøndelag9591 13117.9
Nordland1 3481 4114.7
Troms - Romsa1 0571 17110.8
Finnmark - Finnmárku3783964.8

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
3rd period 20163rd period 20173rd period 2016 - 3rd period 2017
The whole country156 066171 1539.7
 
Østfold4 8435 0564.4
Akershus35 66340 23812.8
Oslo43 31148 74112.5
Hedmark3 7874 30313.6
Oppland1 8112 06013.7
Buskerud5 2205 92713.5
Vestfold6 3306 240-1.4
Telemark1 5431 72711.9
Aust-Agder1 7382 04117.4
Vest-Agder2 4512 5243.0
Rogaland9 55710 0825.5
Hordaland13 81414 8977.8
Sogn og Fjordane2 8242 355-16.6
Møre og Romsdal6 1246 5376.7
Sør-Trøndelag7 3368 21712.0
Nord-Trøndelag8899031.6
Nordland3 7943 9624.4
Troms - Romsa4 2674 4073.3
Finnmark - Finnmárku76593522.2

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
3rd period 20164th period 20165th period 20166th period 20161st period 20172nd period 20173rd period 2017
Corrected 7 November 2017.
Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles43 49138 51043 89944 07438 93342 34945 495
Sale of motor vehicles30 97828 20031 24931 49428 56930 57632 365
Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles7 7616 3547 3148 3166 6837 0537 869
Sale of motor vehicle parts and accessories3 9783 4284 9033 9143 2604 0114 440
Sale, maintenance and repair of motorcycles and related parts and accessories775529433350422709821
Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles156 066140 264157 684164 242142 730158 727171 153
Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals2 8132 1582 4582 2781 6652 1312 961
Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco55 5072 15857 01261 18352 71859 82361 038
Wholesale of household goods22 79752 85225 06526 48422 82424 00325 305
Wholesale of information and communication equipment7 9156 4987 9809 9127 0747 4998 490
Wholesale of machinery, equipment and supplies21 60416 67020 64521 83216 85120 10522 487
Other specialised wholesale43 12338 15341 90539 81039 73942 92648 530
Non-specialised wholesale trade2 3071 9672 6182 7431 8592 2402 341
Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles83 11181 56478 06691 12968 85675 25986 154
Retail sale in non-specialised stores32 42032 24230 89534 46328 68731 31233 386
Retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores3 8133 8553 5434 6702 9163 5543 837
Retail sale of automotive fuel in specialised stores8 3588 2007 6307 5397 2807 5368 548
Retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores7748688401 175770694815
Retail sale of other household equipment in specialised stores14 41614 58814 33415 93811 17312 25015 173
Retail sale of cultural and recreation goods in specialised stores4 3374 5553 7875 7463 3153 9464 495
Retail sale of other goods in specialised stores15 73914 02213 61217 24911 43312 61916 129
Retail sale via stalls and markets61692557191758
Retail trade not in stores, stalls and markets3 1923 1653 4024 2923 2623 3333 714

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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