This is an archived release.
Retail sales up in June
The seasonally adjusted volume index of retail sales increased by 1.3 per cent from May to June 2003. Average of seasonally adjusted volume index for the period April - June 2003 is 2.6 per cent higher than January - March 2003.
Retail sales figures exclude motor vehicles and petrol.
The volume index of retail sale increased by 4.5 per cent in June 2003 compared with June 2002. Retail sale of new goods in specialized stores increased the turnover in volume by 8.9 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 only 0.2 per cent June 2003 compared with the corresponding month the year before.
The value index of retail sales rose by 4.2 per cent the in June 2003 compared with June 2002.
|Retail Sales indices. June 2003. Final figures. 1995=100|
|June 2003||Per cent|
|May-June 2003||June 2002-June 2003||July 2001-June 2002-July 2002-June 2003||January-June 2002-January-June 2003|
|Retail sales value index exclude value added tax : Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol||147.1||4.2||4.3||3.6|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||133.3||4.5||3.9||3.5|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers||131.1||1.3||5.4||3.8||3.5|