This is an archived release.
Increased sales of clothes in February
In February 2000 sales of clothes grew 19,2 per cent in terms of volume and 13,3 per cent in terms of value compared with the same month of 1999. The seasonally adjusted volume index rose 6,9 per cent from January to February 2000.
The volume index rose 6.6 per cent from February last year to February this year. The value of retail sales increased 8.7 per cent and the price index rose 1.9 per cent in the same period. Retail sales figures exclude motor vehicles and petrol. February 2000 include one more trading day compared with February 1999.
The Seasonally adjusted index of retail sales rose 1,3 per cent from December 1999 to February 2000.
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 8.6 per cent. This sector includes clothing, shoes, electrical goods, furniture and building materials. Retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialized stores rose 8.3 per cent. Retail sales in non-specialized stores, which mainly include grocery stores, increased 7.9 per cent in February.
A change of 0,2 per cent from preliminary numbers
The revised index for February 2000 is 0,2 percentage points higher than preliminary numbers as published March 23.
|Retail Sales indices. February 2000. Final figures. 1995=100|
|February 2000||Per cent|
|January 2000-February 2000||February 1999-February 2000||
March 1998-February 1999-
March 1999-February 2000
January -February 1999-
January -February 2000
|Retail sales value index : Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol||109,6||8,7||4,1||6,3|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||101,9||6,6||2,2||4,3|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers||117,5||0,3||2,6||1,7||2,7|