This is an archived release.
Minor change of Seasonally adjusted volume index
The Seasonally adjusted index of retail sales rose only 0,3 per cent from January to February 2000. The Volume index not seasonally adjusted increased 6,4 per cent from February 1999 to February 2000. February 2000 include one more trading day compared with February 1999.
The value of retail sales increased 8,5 per cent and the price index rose 1.9 per cent in the same period. Retail sales figures exclude motor vehicles and petrol.
Sales of pharmaceutical and medical goods, cosmetics and toilet articles increased 10.5 per cent from February 1999 to February 2000. Retail sale of new goods in specialized stores increased 9.3 per cent. This sector includes clothing, shoes, electrical goods, furniture and building materials. Retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialized stores rose 7.5 per cent. Retail sales in non-specialized stores, which mainly include grocery stores, increased 7.3 per cent in February.
|Retail Sales indices. February 2000. Preliminary figures. 1995=100|
|February 2000||Per cent|
|January-February 2000||February 1999-February 2000||
Mars 1998-February 1999
Mars 1999-February 2000
January -February 1999
|Retail sales value index : Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol||109,4||8,5||4,1||6,2|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||101,7||6,4||2,2||4,2|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers||117,4||0,3||2,5||1,7||2,6|