This is an archived release.
Stability in retail sales
The seasonally adjusted volume index of retail sales increased by 0.3 per cent from September to October 2004. Retail sales of food increased by 0.5 per cent in the same period.
The volume index not adjusted decreased by 0.2 per cent in October compared with October last year. Retail sales in non-specialized stores, which mainly include food stores, decreased by 3.7 per cent in October 2004 compared with October 2003. The retail sales of food, beverages and tobacco in specialized stores rose by 2.2 per cent in volume. Retail sales of textiles, cloth and electrical household appliances also had growth in volume.
Good sales of electrical appliances
The value index of retail sales of electrical household appliances, radio and television goods rose by 6.2 per cent respectively in October this year compared with October last year. The retail sales of food, beverages and tobacco in specialized stores rose by 4.5 per cent in volume. Retail sales of wines and spirits strongly contributed to this increase. Retail sales of wines and spirits rose by 5.4 per cent.
|Retail Sales indices. October 2004. 2000=100|
|October 2004||Per cent|
|September-October 2004||October 2003-October 2004||November 2002-October 2003 - November 2003-October 2004||January-October 2003 - January-October 2004|
|Retail sales value index exclude value added tax : Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol||116.6||-0.2||3.4||3.6|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||114.9||-0.2||3.8||3.6|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers||115.2||0.3||2.3||3.5||3.4|