This is an archived release.
Retail sales down 2.3 per cent
The value index of retail sales decreased with 2.3 per cent in February 2001 compared with February 2000.
The volume index of retail sales decreased 5.7 per cent and the price index increased 3.6 per cent in the same period. February 2001 includes one more trading day compared with February 2000. The retail sales figures exclude motor vehicles and petrol.
The Seasonally adjusted volume index decreased 0.9 per cent in February 2001 compared with January 2001.
The final retail sales volume index for February 2001 is unchanged from preliminary figures published March 23.
|Retail Sales indices. February 2001. Final figures. 1995=100|
|February 2001||Per cent|
|January 2001-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|