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Retail sales up
The seasonally adjusted volume index of retail sales rose by 2.7 per cent from December 2005 to January 2006.
The volume index not adjusted increased by 6.4 per cent in January 2006 compared with January 2005. Retail sale outside of stores, which include mail order and internet sales, increased most with 20.3 per cent this period.
The value index of retail sales increased by 5.3 per cent in January 2006 compared with January 2005.
|Retail sales indices. January 2006. 2000=100|
|January 2006||Change in per cent|
February 2004-January 2005-
February 2005-January 2006
November 2004-January 2005-
November 2005-January 2006
|Retail sales value index exclude value added tax : Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol||109.3||5.3||3.6||3.5|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||111.7||6.4||4.4||4.6|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers||123.6||2.7||6.6||4.5||4.6|
A comparison of the volume index among the Scandinavian countries, seasonally adjusted, shows that Denmark had the largest increase with 2.3 per cent from November to December 2005. Sweden rose by 0.3 per cent while Norway decreased by 0.2 per cent during this period. From December 2004 to December 2005 the value index not adjusted, rose by 6.7 per cent in Sweden, 4.2 per cent in Denmark and 2.2 per cent in Norway.
|Internationale comparison. 2000=100|
|Retail sales value index||Retail sales, volume index. Seasonally adjusted numbers|
Change in per cent
|December 2005||Change in per cent|
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