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Small changes in retail sales from July
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2002-09-23T10:00:00.000Z
Wholesale and retail trade and service activities;Income and consumption
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doi, Index of wholesale and retail sales, retail sales, volume index, value index, retail trade, commodity trade, turnover (for example groceries, clothing, building materials)Wholesale and retail trade , Consumption, Income and consumption, Wholesale and retail trade and service activities
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Index of wholesale and retail salesAugust 2002

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Small changes in retail sales from July

The seasonally adjusted volume index of retail sale decreased 0.2 per cent from July to August 2002. Compared with August 2001 the seasonally adjusted volume index increased by 1.7 per cent.

The volume index of retail sale increased by 1.8 per cent in August 2002 compared with August 2001. The value index of retail sales rose by 3.9 per cent the same period. Retail sales figures exclude motor vehicles and petrol.

Retail sale of food increased the most

The volume index of retail sale in non-specialized stores, which mainly include grocery stores, rose by 3.1 per in from August 2001 to August 2002. Turnover for retail sale of new goods in specialized stores decreased by 2.1 per cent in volume the same period. This sector includes shoes, electrical goods, furniture and building materials. The volume index of retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialized stores increased by 1.7 per cent whereas pharmaceutical and medical goods, cosmetic and toilet articles rose by 1.4 per cent in August this year compared with August last year.

Preliminary results

These preliminary results are based on a sample of 9 500 responds. Before the release of the final results of the retail sales index for August 2002, we expect to receive another 1 100 responds. The final results, to be published October 7, may therefore be adjusted.

Retail Sales indices. August 2002. Preliminary figures. 1995=100
  August 2002 Per cent
  July-August 2002 August 2001-August 2002 September 2000-August 2001 - September 2001-August 2002 January-August 2002 - January-August 2002
Retail sales value index exclude value added tax : Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol  143.8   3.9 4.9 5.3
Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers  126.8   1.8 2.9 3.0
Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers  120.3 -0.2 1.7 2.9 2.9

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