This is an archived release.
Retail sales increased 3.7 per cent
The volume index of retail sales, not seasonally adjusted, has in the period January - April 2000 increased with 3.7 per cent compared to the same period 1999. The volume of retail sales rose 3.2 per cent in the period March - April this year compared to same period last year.
The value index of retail sales increased 5.4 percent the four first months this year compared with the same period last year. The price index increased 1.6 per cent the same period. The seasonally adjusted index rose 0.1 per cent from March to April this year. Retail sales figures exclude motor vehicles and petrol.
These preliminary results are based on a sample of 7000 responds. Before the publication of the final results of the retail sales index for April 2000, we expect to receive another 1 000 responds. The final results, to be published June 8, may therefore be adjusted .
|Retail Sales indices. April 2000. Preliminary figures. 1995=100|
|April 2000||Per cent|
|March- April 2000||April 1999-April 2000||May 1998-April 1999-May 1999-April 2000||January -April 1999-January -April 2000|
|Retail sales value index : Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol||114,3||9,7||4,1||5,4|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||105,6||8,5||2,2||3,7|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers||118,2||0,1||2,9||2,0||3,2|