This is an archived release.
0.1 per cent change from preliminary results
Final Retail sales value index for January is 0,1 per cent points higher than preliminary figures published February 23.
The volume index rose 1.2 per cent from January last year to January this year. The value of retail sales increased 4.5 per cent and the price index rose 3.2 per cent in the same period. January 2001 includes one trading day more than January 2000. Retail sales figures exclude motor vehicles and petrol.
Seasonally adjusted volume index
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 average of the period November 2000 - January 2001, but 0.5 per cent lower than January 2000
Sales of pharmaceutical and medical goods rose 11 per cent
Sales of pharmaceutical and medical goods, cosmetics and toilet articles increased 10.9 per cent from January 2000 to January 2001. Retail sale of new goods in specialised stores increased 3.0 per cent. This sector includes clothing, shoes, electrical goods, furniture and building materials. Retail sales in non-specialised stores, which mainly include grocery stores, increased 4.7 per cent. Retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised rose 2.5 per cent in January 2001 compared with January 2000.
|Retail Sales indices. January 2001. Final 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||117,2||4,5||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|