This is an archived release.
Retail sales down in February
The seasonally adjusted volume index of retail sales decreased 0.9 per cent in February 2001 compared with January 2001. The volume index not adjusted decreased 5.7 per cent in February 2001 compared with February 2000.
The value index of retail sales decreased 2.3 per cent and the price index rose 3.6 per cent in February 2001 compared with February 2000. February 2001 includes one trading day less than February 2000. The index excludes sales of motorized vehicles and petrol.
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 February 2001, we expect to receive another 600 responds. The final results, to be published 6 April 2001, may therefore be adjusted.
|Retail Sales indices. February 2001. Preliminary figures. 1995=100|
|February 2001||Per cent|
|January-February 2001||February 2000-February 2001||
March 1999-February 2000-
March 2000-February 2001
|Retail sales value index : Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol||107,3||-2,3||3,1||1,2|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||96,3||-5,7||0,8||-2,1|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers||115,7||-0,9||-2,4||1,1||-1,4|