This is an archived release.
Seasonally adjusted index up
The seasonally adjusted volume index of retail sales increased by 0.1 per cent from September to October 2003. On average, the seasonally adjusted volume index for the period August - October this year was 1.5 per cent higher than May - July.
Retail sales figures exclude motor vehicles and petrol.
The volume index of retail sale increased by 5.1 per cent in October 2003 compared with October last year. Retail sales of food, beverages and tobacco in specialized stores increased the turnover by 8.2 per cent the same period. The volume index of retail sales not in stores increased by 7.2 per cent. This sector includes retail sales via mail order houses.
|Retail Sales indices. October 2003. 2000=100|
|October 2003||Per cent|
|September-October 2003||October 2002-October 2003||November 2001-October 2002 - November 2002-October 2003||January-October 2002 - January-October 2003|
|Retail sales value index exclude value added tax : Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol||116.8||4.9||4.1||4.1|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||114.2||5.1||4.0||4.2|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers||111.8||0.1||5.0||4.1||4.1|
The value index of retail sales rose by 4.9 per cent in October 2003 compared with October 2002.
A comparison of turnover for retail trade, seasonally adjusted, shows that EU15 and Sweden had zero growth from July to August this year. In Denmark, the turnover for retail trade, seasonally adjusted decreased by 0.3 per cent while Norway showed an increase by 0.3 per cent in this period.
|International comparison. 2000=100|
|Retail sales value index||Retail sales, volume index. Seasonally adjusted numbers|
|August 2003||Change in per cent||August 2003||Change in per cent|
|1||Numbers from Eurostat Euro-indicators news release 125/2003 - 5 November 2003.|