This is an archived release.
Retail sales up 0.4 per cent
The seasonally adjusted volume index of retail sales increased by 0.4 per cent from June to July 2003. The average of seasonally adjusted volume index for the period May - July 2003 is 1.6 per cent higher than February - April 2003.
Retail sales figures exclude motor vehicles and petrol.
The volume index of retail sale increased by 7.0 per cent in July 2003 compared with July 2002. Retail sale of new goods in specialized stores increased the turnover in volume by 8.5 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 5.8 per cent July 2003 compared with the corresponding month the year before.
The value index of retail sales rose by 6.6 per cent the in July 2003 compared with July 2002.
The reference value will from the July 2003 be based on the average of the months in 2000, to be 2000=100.
|Retail Sales indices. July 2003. Final figures. 2000=100|
|July 2003||Change in per cent|
|June-July 2003||July 2002-July 2003||August 2001-July 2002 - August 2002-July 2003||January-July 2002 - January-July 2003|
|Retail sales value index exclude value added tax : Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol||114.5||6.6||4.3||4.1|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||112.0||7.0||4.0||4.0|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers||111.0||0.4||5.6||3.9||3.8|