This is an archived release.
Retail sales up
The seasonally adjusted volume index of retail sales rose by 1.1 per cent from May to June this year. The average volume index not adjusted for the period January to June 2005 is 3.6 per cent higher than the same period in 2004.
The volume index not adjusted increased by 4.5 per cent in June 2005 compared with June 2004. The value index of retail sales increased by 3.1 per cent in this period. For retail sale not in stores, which include mail order houses and Internet sales, the value index increased by 20.4 per cent.
|Retail sales indices. June 2005. Final figures. 2000=100|
|June 2005||Change in per cent|
|May-June 2005||June 2004-June 2005||July 2003-June 2004-July 2004-June 2005||January-June 2004-January-June 2005|
|Retail sales value index exclude value added tax : Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol||128.2||3.1||2.8||2.5|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||127.2||4.5||3.2||3.6|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers||120.5||1.1||3.8||3.5||4.3|