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Seasonally adjusted volume index up 0.3 per cent
The seasonally adjusted volume index of retail sales rose 0.3 per cent in January 2001 compared with December 2000. The seasonally adjusted volume index in January 2001 is 0.6 per cent higher than the average of the period November 2000 - January 2001, but 0.5 per cent lower than January 2000.
The volume index of retail sales, not adjusted, increased 1.2 per cent, the value index rose 4.4 per cent and the price index rose 3,2 per cent in January 2001 compared with January 2000.
These preliminary results are based on a sample of 8 300 responds. Before the publication of the final results of the retail sales index for December 2000, we expect to receive another 700 responds. The final results, to be published March 2001, may therefore be adjusted.
|Retail Sales indices. January 2001. Preliminary figures. 1995=100|
|January 2001||Per cent|
|December 2000-January 2001||January 2000-January 2001||February 1999-January 2000-February 2000-January 2001||November 1999-January 2000-November 2000-January 2001|
|Retail sales value index : Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol||117.1||4.4||3.8||2.2|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||106.1||1.2||1.7||-0.4|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers||116.8||0.3||-0.5||1.5||-0.3|