This is an archived release.
Decrease in food sales
According to seasonally adjusted figures retail sales of food decreased by 2.6 per cent from August to September 2004. The seasonally adjusted volume index of retail sales decreased by 0.5 per cent from August to September this year.
Retail sales figures exclude motor vehicles and petrol.
The volume index not adjusted increased by 3.4 per cent in September compared with September last year. Retail sales of new goods in specialized stores increased by 6.2 per cent during this period. Sales of new goods in specialized stores include clothing, shoes, electrical goods, furniture and building materials. Retail sales in non-specialized stores, which mainly include food stores, decreased by 0.7 per cent respectively in September compared with September last year.
The value index up 3.6 per cent
The value index of retail sales increased by 3.6 per cent in September compared with September last year. The average value index for 2004 so far is 4.0 per cent higher than the same period last year.
|Retail Sales indices. September 2004. 2000=100|
|September 2004||Per cent|
|August- September 2004||September 2003-September 2004||October 2002-September 2003-October 2003-September 2004||January-September 2003-January-September 2004|
|Retail sales value index exclude value added tax: Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol||114.7||3.6||3.9||4.0|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||112.6||3.4||4.3||4.1|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers||114.8||-0.5||2.0||3.8||3.6|