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Retail trade down in July
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2000-08-23T10:00:00.000Z
Wholesale and retail trade and service activities;Income and consumption
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doi, Index of wholesale and retail sales, retail sales, volume index, value index, retail trade, commodity trade, turnover (for example groceries, clothing, building materials)Wholesale and retail trade , Consumption, Income and consumption, Wholesale and retail trade and service activities
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Index of wholesale and retail salesJuly 2000

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Retail trade down in July

The retail trade index for July decreased by 1.5 percent in terms of volume compared with the same month 1999. In terms of value the index decreased 0.2 percent while prices rose 1.4 percent. The index does not compensate for the loss of one trading day in July 2000 compared with July 1999.

The index excludes sales of motorized vehicles and petrol. From July 1999 to July 2000 retail sales of grocery stores and other non-specialised stores fell 6.2 percent in terms of volume. During the same period the retail sales of food, beverages and tobacco of specialised stores dropped by 3.7 percent in terms of volume, while sales of other new merchandise, including clothing, shoes, electrical appliances, furniture and construction materials, rose by 3.4 percent in terms of volume.

Volume index adjusted for seasonally

Compared with July 1999, the volume index adjusted for seasonally had dropped 1.7 percent ending at 117.6 in July 2000. That was 0.7 percent below the average of the first seven months of 2000.

Preliminary results

The statistics for July are so far based on 8000 observations. Final results to be published on September 6 will be based on all 8800 sample observations. As a consequence, the provisional numbers published now can then be revised.

Retail Sales indices. July 2000. Preliminary figures. 1995=100
  July 2000 Per cent
  June-July 2000 July 1999-July 2000 August 1998-July 1999 - August 1999-July 2000 January-July 1999 - January-July 2000
Retail sales value index : Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol 126,8   -0,2 4,7 5,4
Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers 116,8   -1,5 3,0 3,7
Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers 117,6 -1,7 1,6 2,9 3,5