Stable retail sales
Wholesale and retail trade and service activities;Income and consumption
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Index of retail salesOctober 2006



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Stable retail sales

The seasonally adjusted volume index of retail sales rose by 0.2 per cent from September to October 2006.

Retail sales volume index seasonally adjusted. 2000 - 2006.

Compared to October 2005, the volume index not adjusted increased by 7.9 per cent in October 2006. The value index increased by 6.7 per cent in the same period.

The first ten months this year the volume index rose by 5.8 per cent, and the value index increased by 4.9 per cent. Both compared to the ten first months in 2005.

International comparison

A comparison of the volume index among the Scandinavian countries, seasonally adjusted, shows that Norway and Sweden respectively had an increase of 1.7 and 0.7 per cent from August to September 2006. On the other hand, Denmark had a decrease of 1.1 per cent in the same period. From September 2005 to September 2006, the value index not adjusted rose by 6.8 per cent in Norway, 6.5 per cent in Sweden and 3.1 per cent in Denmark.

Retail Sales indices. October 2006. 2000=100
  October 2006 Per cent
  September-October 2006 October 2005-October 2006 November 2004-October 2005-November 2005-October 2006 January -October 2005-January -October 2006
Retail sales value index exclude value added tax : Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol  126.9   6.7 4.5 4.9
Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers  126.9   7.9 5.4 5.8
Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers  129.2 0.2 8.3 5.4 5.7
International comparison. 2000=100
  Retail sales value index Retail sales, volume index. Seasonally adjusted numbers
  September 2006 Change in per cent. September 2005-September 2006 September 2006 Change in per cent
  September 2005-September 2006 August 2006-September 2006
Sweden  132.3 6.5  139.0 8.8 0.7
Denmark  122.7 3.1  123.6 1.6 -1.1
Norway  127.1 6.8  129.0 8.1 1.7