This is an archived release.
Retail sales down in October
The seasonally adjusted volume index is 2.3 per cent less in October compared with September.
The volume index of retail sales decreased 3.0 per cent in October 2000 compared with October 1999. The value index decreased 0.3 per cent and the price index increased 2.7 per cent in October 2000 compared with October 1999.
These preliminary results are based on a sample of 8 150 responds. Before the publication of the final results of the retail sales index for October 2000, we expect to receive another 550 responds. The final results, to be published December 7, may therefore be adjusted.
|Retail Sales indices. October 2000. Preliminary figures. 1995=100|
|October 2000||Per cent|
|September-October 2000||October 1999-October 2000||November 1998-October 1999 - November 1999-October 2000||January-October 1999 - January-October 2000|
|Retail sales value index : Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol||125,3||-0,3||4,7||4,4|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||113,3||-3,0||2,8||2,5|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers||113,9||-2,3||-1,6||2,4||2,3|