This is an archived release.
Retail sales rose 0.6 per cent
The seasonally adjusted volume index rose 0.6 per cent from July to August this year.
The volume index of retail sales increased by 2.2 per cent in August 2000 compared with August 1999. The value index rose 4.4 per cent and the price index increased by 2.1 per cent in August 2000 compared with August 1999. August 2000 include one more trading day compared with August 1999.
These preliminary results are based on a sample of 8300 responds. Before the publication of the final results of the retail sales index for August 2000, we expect to receive another 400 responds. The final results, to be published October 5, may therefore be adjusted.
|Retail Sales indices. August 2000. Preliminary figures. 1995=100|
|August 2000||Per cent|
|July-August 2000||August 1999-August 2000||
September 1998-August 1999-
September 1999-August 2000
|January-August 1999-January-August 2000|
|Retail sales value index : Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol||134,2||4,4||4,7||5,2|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||123,9||2,2||2,9||3,5|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers||117,8||0,6||-1,3||2,6||2,9|