This is an archived release.
11 per cent increase in sales of appliances
Retail sale of electrical household appliances, radio and television goods rose 11,3 per cent in terms of value in the period January-April 2000, compared with the same period of 1999.
Final Retail sales volume index for April is 0.3 per cent points less than preliminary figures published May 23. The volume index of retail sales for the period January - April 2000 is 0.1 per cent less than preliminary figures.
The value index of retail sales increased 5.5 per cent the four first months this year compared with the same period last year. The price index rose 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.
|Retail Sales indices. April 2000. Final 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||114,6||10,0||4,1||5,5|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||105,9||8,8||2,3||3,8|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers||118,2||0,1||3,0||2,0||3,2|