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Retail sales up
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2005-05-30T10:00:00.000Z
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 salesApril 2005

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Retail sales up

The seasonally adjusted volume index of retail sales increased by 7.0 per cent from March to April 2005.

The sales index for March and April is difficult to compare with other months in 2004 due to Easter.

The seasonally adjusted index takes the placeing of Easter into account, but it is difficult to correct for Easter shopping. The seasonally adjusted index for March and April is therefore more uncertain than the seasonally adjusted indices for the other months.

The volume index not adjusted increased by 8.1 per cent in April 2005 compared with April 2004. Retail sales of new goods in specialized stores increased by 19.3 per cent 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 1.5 per cent from April 2004 to April 2005.

The total value index of retail sales increased by 6.6 per cent in this period.

Retail Sales indices. April 2005. 2000=100
  April 2005 Per cent
  March- April 2005 April 2004-April 2005 May 2003-April 2004-May 2004-April 2005 January -April 2004-January -April 2005
Retail sales value index exclude value added tax : Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol  116.2   6.6 2.7 1.6
Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers  115.1   8.1 2.8 2.6
Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers  122.2 7.0 8.5 3.1 3.7

International comparison

A comparison of turnover for retail trade, seasonally adjusted, shows that Sweden had an increase from February to March 2005 by 2.2 per cent while in Denmark and Norway there was a decrease by 0.3 and 3.2 per cent respectively this period. From March 2004 to March 2005 the value index not adjusted, rose by 5.3 per cent in Denmark and 4.3 per cent in Sweden while in Norway there was a decrease by 1.8 per cent.

International comparison. 2000=100
  Retail sales value index Retail sales, volume index. Seasonally adjusted numbers
  March 2005 Change in per cent
March 2004-March 2005
March 2005 Change in per cent
  March 2004-
March 2005
February 2005-
March 2005
Sweden  118.9 4.3  124.4 8.2 2.2
Denmark  116.8 5.3  116.3 3.7 -0.3
Norway  107.2 -1.8  114.2 -2.1 -3.2