This is an archived release.
Retail sale via mail order rose 23 per cent
Retail sale via mail order houses rose 23.0 per cent in terms of value from August 1999 to August 2000.
Sales of pharmaceutical and medical goods, cosmetics and toilet articles increased 8.9 per cent from August 1999 to August 2000. Retail sale of new goods in specialized stores increased 7.3 per cent. This sector includes clothing, shoes, electrical goods, furniture and building materials. Retail sales in non-specialized stores, which mainly include grocery stores, increased 1.9 per cent. Retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialized stores had dropped 0.8 per cent in August compared with August 1999.
Final Retail sales value index for August is 0,3 per cent points higher than preliminary figures published September 25.
The volume index rose 2.5 per cent from August last year to August this year. The value of retail sales increased 4.7 per cent and the price index rose 2.1 per cent in the same period. Retail sales figures exclude motor vehicles and petrol. The Seasonally adjusted index of retail sales rose 0.9 per cent from July to August 2000.
|Retail Sales indices. August 2000. Final figures. 1995=100|
|August 2000||Per cent|
|Juli -August 2000||August 1999-August 2000||September 1998-August 1999-September 1999-August 2000||January-August 1999-Januar-August 2000|
|Retail sales value index : Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol||134,6||4,7||4,7||5,3|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||124,2||2,5||3,0||3,5|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers||118,0||0,9||-1,0||2,6||2,9|