Retail sales up 1.1 per cent
Wholesale and retail trade and service activities;Income and consumption
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Index of retail salesJanuary 2007



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Retail sales up 1.1 per cent

The seasonally adjusted volume index of retail sales rose by 1.1 per cent form December 2006 to January 2007.

Retail sales volume index seasonally adjusted. 2000 - 2007.

Compared to January last year, the volume index not adjusted increased by 8.6 per cent in January this year. In the same period the value index rose by 7.8 per cent.

Retail Sales indices. January 2007. 2000=100
  January 2007 Per cent
  December 2006-January 2007 January 2006-January 2007 February 2005-January 2006-February 2006-January 2007 November 2005-January 2006-November 2006-January 2007
Retail sales value index exclude value added tax : Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol  118.5   7.8 5.2 7.8
Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers  122.1   8.6 6.1 8.6
Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers  131.9 1.1 6.0 6.0 6.0

International comparison

A comparison of the seasonally adjusted volume index in the Scandinavian countries, shows that Denmark and Sweden experienced an increase of 2.6 and 2.5 per cent respectively from November to December 2006. In the same period, Norway had an increase of 0.4 per cent. From December 2005 to December 2006, the value index not adjusted rose by 6.3 per cent in Sweden, 4.6 per cent in Norway and 3.3 per cent in Denmark.

Internationale comparison. 2000=100
  Retail sales value index Retail sales, volume index. Seasonally adjusted numbers
  December 2006 Change in per cent. December 2005-December 2006 December 2006 Change in per cent
  December 2005-December 2006 November 2006-December 2006
Sweden  174.4 6.3  145.4 10.7 2.5
Denmark  166.0 3.3  129.1 4.6 2.6
Norway  172.1 4.6  130.5 8.2 0.4