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Retail sales down
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2004-06-29T10:00:00.000Z
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 salesMay 2004

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Retail sales down

The seasonally adjusted volume index of retail sales fell by 1.9 per cent from April to May this year. The average seasonally adjusted volume index for the period March - May 2004 is 0.3 per cent higher than the period December 2003 - February 2004.

Retail sales figures exclude motor vehicles and petrol.

The volume index of retail sales decreased by 2.6 per cent in May compared with May last year. The volume sales in non-specialized stores, which mainly include food stores, fell by 7.2 per cent during this period. The volume index concerning retail sales of food, beverages and tobacco in specialized stores and retail sale of pharmaceutical and medical goods, cosmetic and toilet articles decreased by 3.3 and 0.3 per cent respectively in May compared with the same month last year. The volume sales of new goods in specialized stores increased by 1.7 per cent during this period. Sales of new goods in specialized stores include clothing, shoes, electrical goods, furniture and building materials. The volume index of retail sales not in stores increased by 6.2 per cent in May compared with May last year. This sector includes retail sales via mail order houses.

Retail sales down for food stores

The value index of retail sales in non-specialized stores, which mainly include food stores, fell by 3.4 per cent in May compared with May last year. Retail sale of pharmaceutical and medical goods, cosmetic and toilet articles decreased by 1.5 per cent during this period. The turnover concerning sales of new goods in specialized stores decreased by 0.2 per cent in May compared with May last year. The value index concerning retail sales of food, beverages and tobacco in specialized stores and retail sales not in stores increased by 0.9 and 6.0 per cent respectively during this period. The value index of retail sales decreased by 1.6 per cent in May compared with May last year.

Retail Sales indices. May 2004. 2000=100
  May 2004 Change in per cent
  April- May 2004 May 2003-May 2004 June 2002-May 2003-June 2003-Mayl 2004 January -May 2003-January -May 2004
Retail sales value index exclude value added tax: Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol  108.9   -1.6 4.0 3.8
Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers  105.8   -2.6 4.8 4.0
Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers  111.1 -1.9 1.2 4.6 3.8