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Retail sales down
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2005-04-28T10:00:00.000Z
Wholesale and retail trade and service activities;Income and consumption
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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
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Index of wholesale and retail salesMarch 2005

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Retail sales down

The seasonally adjusted volume index of retail sales decreased by 3.9 per cent from February to March 2005.

The sales index for March is difficult to compare with the same month in 2004 due to Easter. The seasonally adjusted index takes the placement of Easter into account, but it is difficult to correct for Easter shopping. The seasonally adjusted index for March is therefore more uncertain than the seasonally adjusted indices for the other months.

Retail Sales indices. March 2005. 2000=100
  March 2005 Change in per cent
  February-March 2005 March 2004-March 2005 April 2003-March 2004-April 2004-March 2005 January-March 2004-January-March 2005
Retail sales value index exclude value added tax : Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol  107.2   -1.8 2.5 -0.2
Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers  105.7   -0.8 2.4 0.7
Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers  113.1 -3.9 -2.7 2.5 1.9

The volume index not adjusted decreased by 0.8 per cent in March 2005 compared with March 2004. Retail sales of new goods in specialised stores decreased by 5.8 per cent in this period. Sales of new goods in specialised stores include clothing, shoes, electrical goods, furniture and building materials. Retail sales in non-specialised stores, which mainly include food stores, increased by 1.4 per cent from March 2004 to March 2005.

The total value index of retail sales decreased by 1.8 per cent in this period.

Internationale comparison. 2000=100
  Retail sales value index Retail sales, volume index. Seasonally adjusted numbers
  February 2005 Change in per cent February 2004-February 2005 February 2005 Change in per cent
  February 2004-February 2005 January-February 2005
Sweden  104.5 1.8  121.8 4.2 -0.2
Denmark  101.9 4.6  116.7 6.2 -0.5
Norway 98.6 3.2  117.7 5.9 1.4