This is an archived release.
Retail sales increased strongly in June
The seasonally adjusted volume index of retail sales rose by 4.7 per cent from May to June this year. The average seasonally adjusted volume index for the period April - June 2004 is 0.4 per cent higher than the period January - March 2004.
Retail sales figures exclude motor vehicles and petrol.
June this year has two working days more than June last year. It is difficult to estimate seasonally adjusted numbers in May and June because off moveable holydays.
The volume index of retail sales increased by 8.4 per cent in June compared with June last year. The average volume index for the first six month this year increased by 4.8 percent compared with the same period last year.
The value index rose by 8.8 per cent
The value index of retail sales increased by 8.8 in June compared with June last year. The value index of other retail sale of new goods in specialized stores increased by 11.9 per cent during this period. Retail sales of leisure boats, electrical goods, furniture and building materials contribute to a strong increase in this sector. The value index of retail sale not in stores and retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialized stores increased by 12.1 and 12 per cent respectively in June compared with June last year. Retail sale of pharmaceutical and medical goods, cosmetic and toilet articles increased by 11.0 per cent during this period. The value index of retail sales in non-specialized stores, which mainly include food stores, rose by 5.4 per cent in June compared with June last year.
|Retail Sales indices. June 2004. Final figures. 2000=100|
|June 2004||Change in per cent|
|May-June 2004||June 2003-June 2004||July 2002-June 2003 - July 2003-June 2004||January-June 2003 - January-June 2004|
|Retail sales value index exclude value added tax : Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol||124.3||8.8||4.5||4.8|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||121.7||8.4||5.1||4.8|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers||116.5||4.7||5.3||4.6||4.1|