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Strong November month for retail sales
From October to November 2004 the seasonally adjusted volume index of retail sales increased by 0.6 per cent. A higher seasonally adjusted volume index have only been recorded in June 2004
The volume index not adjusted increased by 4.5 per cent in November 2004 compared with November 2003. Retail sale of pharmaceutical and medical good, cosmetic and toilet articles rose by 9.5 per cent in volume this period. Retail sales of new goods in specialized stores increased by 7.0 per cent. This sector includes clothing, shoes, electrical goods, furniture and building materials.
Sales of footwear and clothing showed major increase
The value index of retail sales of footwear and clothing increased by 25.8 and 7.6 per cent respectively from November 2003 to November 2004.The total value index of retail sales increased by 5.1 per cent this period.
|Retail Sales indices. November 2004. 2000=100|
|November 2004||Per cent|
|October- November 2004||November 2003-November 2004||December 2002-November 2003-December 2003-November 2004||January -November 2003-January -November 2004|
|Retail sales value index exclude value added tax : Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol||119.4||5.1||4.0||3.7|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||117.5||4.5||4.2||3.7|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers||115.9||0.6||3.3||3.6||3.4|
A comparison of turnover for retail trade, seasonally adjusted, shows that Denmark and Sweden had an increase from October to November 2004 by 1.7 per cent. In Norway there was an increase by 0.6 per cent in this period. From November 2003 to November 2004 the value index not adjusted, rose by 8.3 per cent in Denmark, 7.1 per cent in Sweden and 5.1 I Norway.
|International comparison. 2000=100|
|Retail sales value index||Retail sales, volume index. Seasonally adjusted numbers|
Change in per cent.
|November 2004||Change in per cent|
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