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Increased retail sales of hardware
The total retail sales in Norway rose by 5.7 per cent in May this year compared with May last year. The grocery stores with retail sales of hardware, paints and glass increased their sales with 14.5 per cent during the same period.
Retail sale in this term is exclusive sales of motor vehicles and petrol.
The value index of retail sales of food, beverages and tobacco in specialized stores rose by 8.5 per cent in May 2002 compared with May 2001. During the same period the retail sales of pharmaceutical and medical goods, cosmetic and toilet articles increased by 5.3 per cent.
The volume index of retail sales rose by 3.3 per cent in May this year compared with May last year. The volume index of retail sales of food, beverages and tobacco in specialized stores increased the most, by 9.6 per cent.
Seasonally adjusted volume index
The seasonally adjusted volume index was up 3.1 per cent in May 2002 compared to May 2001. From April to May this year the seasonally adjusted volume index decreased by 0.3 per cent.
Changes from preliminary results
The final value index of retail sales for May 2002 is 0.3 per cent higher than the preliminary index published the 24t hJune.
|Retail Sales indices. May 2002. Final figures. 1995=100|
|May 2002||Change in per cent|
|April-May 2002||May 2001-May 2002||June 2000-May 2001-June 2001-Mayl 2002||January -May 2001-January -May 2002|
|Retail sales value index exclude value added tax : Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol||137.0||5.7||4.6||5.9|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||120.5||3.3||2.6||3.5|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers||121.7||-0.3||3.1||2.4||3.2|