3654
/en/varehandel-og-tjenesteyting/arkiv
3654
Retail sales down in July
statistikk
2004-08-27T10:00:00.000Z
Wholesale and retail trade and service activities;Income and consumption
en
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
false

Index of wholesale and retail salesJuly 2004

Content

Published:

This is an archived release.

Go to latest release

Retail sales down in July

The seasonally adjusted volume index of retail sales fell by 2.1 per cent from June to July this year. The average seasonally adjusted volume index for the period May - July 2004 is 0.5 per cent higher than in the period February - April 2004.

Retail sales figures exclude motor vehicles and petrol.

The volume index of retail sales increased by 2.3 per cent in July compared with July last year. Retail sales not in stores, including mail order companies, increased by 9.2 per cent during this period, and retail sales of food, beverages and tobacco in specialized stores increased by 7.2 per cent. The volume sales of new goods in specialized stores increased by 4.2 per cent during this period. Sales of new goods in specialized stores include clothing, shoes, electrical goods, furniture and building materials. Retail sales of pharmaceutical and medical goods, cosmetics and toiletries increased by 2.3 per cent. The volume index of retail sales in non-specialized stores, which mainly include food stores, fell by 0.2 per cent during this period.

Sales of food, beverages and tobacco increased

The value index of retail sales of food, beverages and tobacco in specialized stores increased by 11.5 per cent in July compared with July last year. Retail sales not in stores increased by 7.9 per cent during this period. Sales of new goods in specialized stores increased by 2.5 per cent in July compared with July last year. The value indices of retail sale in non-specialized stores and retail sale of pharmaceutical and medical goods, cosmetics and toiletries showed the lowest growth by 1.6 and 1.0 per cent respectively during this period. The value index of retail sales increased by 2.5 per cent in July compared with July last year.

Retail Sales indices. July 2004. 2000=100
  July 2004 Per cent
  June-July 2004 July 2003-July 2004 Aug 2002-July 2003 - Aug 2003-July 2004 January-July 2003 - January-July 2004
Retail sales value index exclude value added tax : Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol  117.0   2.5 4.2 4.4
Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers  115.1   2.3 4.7 4.4
Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers  114.0 -2.1 2.0 4.3 3.8

International comparison

A comparison of seasonally adjusted retail sales volume indices shows that Norway experienced a 4.7 per cent increase from May to June 2004, while the corresponding growth in Denmark and Sweden was 3.4 and 1.2 per cent respectively.

Internationale comparison. 2000=100
  Retail sales value index Retail sales, volume index. Seasonally adjusted numbers
  June 2004 Change in per cent.
June 2003-
June 2004
June 2004 Change in per cent
  June 2003-
June 2004
May 2003-
June 2004
Sweden 120.7 5.0 118.1 4.0 1.2
Denmark 115.7 7.1 112.6 4.3 3.4
Norway  124.3 8.8  116.5 5.3 4.7