This is an archived release.
Considerable retail sales of hardware
The value index of retail sales of hardware, paints and glass rose by 13.7 per cent from September 2001 to September 2002. Total retail sales in Norway increased by 5.0 per cent the same period.
The index excludes sales of motorized vehicles and petrol.
The value of retail sale of new goods in specialized stores increased by 8.1 per cent in September 2002 compared with September 2001. This sector includes clothing shoes, electrical goods, furniture and building materials. The index of pharmaceutical and medical goods, cosmetic and toilet articles increased by 6.3 per cent the same period. The value index of retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialized stores rose by 3.2 per cent. The value of retail sales in non-specialised stores, which mainly include grocery stores rose by 3.0 per cent in September 2002 compared with September 2001.
The seasonally adjusted volume index of retail sales increased 1.5 per cent from August to September this year. Compared with September last year the seasonally adjusted volume index increased by 4.1 per cent. The volume index not adjusted increased by 3.1 per cent the same period.
As for preliminary figures, only the volume index for the retail sale as total is published. For more information, see preliminary figures of September .
The final retail sales value index for September is 0.2 per cent lower than the preliminary index published in 23. October.
|Retail Sales indices. September 2002. Final figures. 1995=100|
|September 2002||Per cent|
|August- September 2002||September 2001-September 2002||October 2000-September 2001 - October 2001-September 2002||January-September 2001 - January-September 2002|
|Retail sales value index exclude value added tax : Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol||132.0||5.0||5.3||5.3|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||116.0||3.1||3.3||3.0|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers||122.4||1.5||4.1||3.2||3.0|