This is an archived release.
Retail sales up 13.9 per cent
The value index of retail sales increased by 13.9 per cent in May 2000 compared with May 1999. May 2000 includes tree more trading days compared with May 1999.
The volume index of retail sales increased 12.2 per cent and the price index increased 1.5 per cent the same period. Retail sales figures exclude motor vehicles and petrol. Due to atypical pattern of several public holidays in May, the publication of seasonally adjusted statistic for this month is postponed to the next publication of the index in June.
These preliminary results are based on a sample of 7500 responds. Before the publication of the final results of the retail sales index for May 2000, we expect to receive another 1 500 responds. The final results, to be published July 5, may therefore be adjusted .
|Retail Sales indices. May 2000. Preliminary figures. 1995=100|
|May 2000||Per cent|
|April- May 2000||May 1999-May 2000||June 1998-May 1999-June 1999-May 2000||January -May 1999-January -May 2000|
|Retail sales value index : Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol||131,3||13,9||13,2||7,2|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||120,5||12,2||11,3||5,6|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers||..||..||..||..||..|