This is an archived release.
Stable retail sales
The seasonally adjusted index of retail sales rose by 0.2 per cent from January to February 2007.
Compared to February last year, the volume index not adjusted increased by 8.2 per cent in February this year. In the same period the value index rose by 8.1 per cent.
|Retail Sales indices. February 2007. 2000=100|
|February 2007||Per cent|
|January 2007-February 2007||February 2006-February 2007||March 2005-February 2006-March 2006-February 2007||January-February 2006-January-February 2007|
|Retail sales value index exclude value added tax : Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol||109.4||8.1||5.6||8.0|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||109.4||8.2||6.4||8.4|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers||132.3||0.2||8.2||6.4||7.1|
Growth in Norway
A comparison of the seasonally adjusted volume index for the Scandinavian countries shows that Norway had an increase of 1.1 per cent from December 2006 to January 2007. Denmark and Sweden, on the other hand, had a decrease of 4.0 and 2.8 per cent respectively. From January 2006 to January 2007, the value index not adjusted rose by 7.8 per cent in Norway, 5.3 per cent in Sweden and 3.5 per cent in Denmark.
|Internationale comparison. 2000=100|
|Retail sales value index||Retail sales, volume index. Seasonally adjusted numbers|
|January 2007||Change in per cent. January 2006-January 2007||January 2007||Change in per cent|
|January 2006-January 2007||December 2006-January 2007|