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Retail sales down
The seasonally adjusted volume index of retail sales fell by 2.5 per cent from April to May this year. The average seasonally adjusted volume index for the period January to May 2005 is 4.4 per cent higher than in the same period in 2004.
The volume index not adjusted increased by 6.7 per cent in May 2005 compared with May 2004. The value index of retail sales increased by 5.1 per cent in this period.
|Retail Sales indices. May 2005. 2000=100|
|May 2005||Per cent|
|April- May 2005||May 2004-May 2005||June 2003-May 2004-June 2004-May 2005||January-May 2004-January-May 2005|
|Retail sales value index exclude value added tax : Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol||114.5||5.1||3.2||2.3|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||112.9||6.7||3.5||3.4|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers||119.1||-2.5||7.2||3.5||4.4|
A comparison of turnover for retail trade, seasonally adjusted, shows that Denmark and Norway had an increase from March to April 2005 by 3.7 and 6.9 per cent respectively. In Sweden there was a decrease of 2.8 per cent in this period. From April 2004 to April 2005 the value index not adjusted rose by 2.1 per cent in Sweden, 6.6 per cent in Norway and 7.1 per cent in Denmark.
|International comparison. 2000=100|
|Retail sales value index||Retail sales, volume index. Seasonally adjusted numbers|
Change in per cent
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|April 2005||Change in per cent|
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