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Retail sales up 3 per cent
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2003-03-27T10:00:00.000Z
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 salesFebruary 2003

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Retail sales up 3 per cent

Total retail sales in Norway rose by 3,0 per cent in February 2003 compared with February 2002. The seasonally adjusted volume index of retail sales increased by 0.4 per cent from January to February 2003.

Retail sales figures exclude motor vehicles and petrol.

The volume index of retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialized stores rose by 7.8 per cent in February 2003 compared with February 2002. Retail sale of new goods in specialized stores increased the turnover in volume by 3.7 per cent in the same period. This sector includes clothing, shoes, electrical goods, furniture and building materials. Retail sales in non-specialized stores, which mainly include grocery stores, increased the turnover volume by 2.1 per cent. The volume index of pharmaceutical and medical goods, cosmetics and toilet articles increased by 0.3 per cent in February 2003 compared with February 2002.

More money on food and beverages

The value of retail sales of food, beverages and tobacco in specialized stores rose by 8.4 per cent in February this year compared with February last year. The value index of retail sales in non-specialized stores, which mainly include grocery stores, increased by 4,7 per cent in the same period. The total value index of retail sales rose by 3.8 per cent in February compared with the same period last year.

Revised figures

Due to new information from some stores certain industries are revised for the period May to October 2002. The industries are: retail sales in non-specialized stores, with food, beverages or tobacco predominating and retail sale of a variety of hardware, paint and glass. The total index is not revised for this period. Retail sale of clothing is revised for January 2003. This involves a revise of 0.1 per cent of the total index for January 2003.

Retail Sales indices. February 2003. Final figures. 1995=100
  February 2003 Per cent
  January 2003-February 2003 February 2002-February 2003 March 2001-February 2002 - March 2002-February 2003 January-February 2002 - January-February 2003
Retail sales value index exclude value added tax : Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol  117.3   3.8 4.8 3.7
Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers  106.2   3.0 3.8 3.0
Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers  127.5 0.4 3.1 3.9 2.8

Index of commodity consumption , that aims to quantify the commodity consumption of the households, is published at the same time as the index of retail sales.