This is an archived release.
Seasonally adjusted volume index down 0.6 per cent
The seasonally adjusted volume index of retail sales decreased 0.6 per cent in May compared with April this year. Compared with May 2001 the seasonally adjusted volume index rose by 2.6 per cent.
The volume index of retail sales not seasonally adjusted increased 2.9 per cent in May 2002 compared with May 2001. During the same period the value index rose by 5.4 per cent. Retail sale is exclusive sales of motor vehicles and petrol.
These preliminary results are based on a sample of 9 730 responds. Before the publication of the final results of the retail sales index for May 2002, we expect to receive another 1 000 responds. The final results, to be published 5t h of July 2002, may therefore be adjusted.
|Retail sales indices. May 2002. Preliminary figures. 1995=100|
|Mayl 2002||Change in per cent|
|April- May 2002||May 2001-May 2002||June 2000-May 2001-June 2001-May 2002||January -May 2001-January -May 2002|
|Retail sales value index: Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol||136.6||5.4||4.5||5.8|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||120.0||2.9||2.5||3.4|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers||121.3||-0.6||2.6||2.3||3.1|