This is an archived release.
Retail sales down 0.5 per cent
The seasonally adjusted volume index is 0.5 per cent less in September compared with August.
The volume index of retail sales increased 0.8 per cent in September 2000 compared with September 1999. The value index rose 3.4 per cent and the price index increased 2.6 per cent in September 2000 compared with September 1999.
These preliminary results are based on a sample of 8200 responds. Before the publication of the final results of the retail sales index for September 2000, we expect to receive another 500 responds. The final results, to be published November 3, may therefore be adjusted.
|Retail Sales indices. September 2000. Preliminary figures. 1995=100|
|September 2000||Per cent|
|August-September 2000||September 1999-September 2000||
October 1998-September 1999 -
October 1999-September 2000
January-September 1999 -
|Retail sales value index : Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol||126,2||3,4||4,7||5,0|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||114,5||0,8||2,9||3,2|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers||117,0||-0,5||1,5||2,6||2,7|