This is an archived release.
Retail sales rose 0.3 per cent
The value index of retail sales rose 0.3 per cent in December 2000 compared with December 1999. The volume index decreased 2.0 per cent and the price index rose 2.3 per cent. December 2000 includes two trading days less than December 1999.
The index excludes sales of motorized vehicles and petrol. The seasonally adjusted volume index of retail sales increased 1.1 per cent in December 2000 compared with November. The seasonally adjusted volume index is 0.5 per cent lower than average for the year 2000.
These preliminary results are based on a sample of 8 400 responds. Before the publication of the final results of the retail sales index for December 2000, we expect to receive another 660 responds. The final results, to be published February 2001, may therefore be adjusted.
|Retail sales indices. December 2000. Preliminary figures. 1995=100|
|December 2000||Per cent|
|November-December 2000||December 1999-December 2000||January-December 1999 - January-December 2000|
|Retail sales value index : Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol||175,4||0,3||3,8|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||158,7||-2,0||1,8|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers||116,5||1,1||0,7||1,8|