This is an archived release.
Retail sales up
The seasonally adjusted volume index of retail sales rose by 1.0 per cent from January to February 2005.
The volume index not adjusted increased by 4.3 per cent in February 2005 compared with February 2004. Retail sales not in stores, which include sales via mail order houses, rose by 15.1 per cent in this period. Retail sales in non-specialised stores, which mainly include food stores, decreased by 0.7 per cent from February 2004 to February 2005.
The total value index of retail sales increased by 3.2 per cent in this period.
|Retail Sales indices. February 2005. 2000=100|
|February 2005||Change in per cent|
|January 2005-February 2005||February 2004-February 2005||
March 2003-February 2004-
March 2004-February 2005
January -February 2005
|Retail sales value index exclude value added tax : Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol||98.6||3.2||3.3||0.6|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||97.9||4.3||3.2||1.4|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers||117.7||1.0||5.9||3.3||4.3|