This is an archived release.
Minor change of retail sales
The Seasonally adjusted index of retail sales rose only 0,4 per cent from February to March 2000.
Retail sales figures exclude motor vehicles and petrol. The Volume index not seasonally adjusted decreased 1.5 per cent from March 1999 to March 2000. The Retail sales value index for March 2000 is 119,2, the same figures as for March 1999. The price index rose 1.5 per cent in the same period.
The sales index for March is difficult to compare with the same month in 1999 due to Easter. The seasonally adjusted index takes the placement of Easter into account, but it is difficult to correct for Easter shopping. The seasonally adjusted index for March and April is therefore more uncertain than the seasonally adjusted indices for the other months.
|Retail Sales indices. March 2000. 1995=100|
|March 2000||Per cent|
|February 2000-March 2000||
April 1998-March 1999-
April 1999-March 2000
|January-March 1999-January-March 2000|
|Retail sales value index : Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol||119,2||0,0||3,1||4,0|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||110,3||-1,5||1,2||2,2|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers||118,2||0,4||4,6||2,0||3,3|