Stable retail sales
Wholesale and retail trade and service activities;Income and consumption
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Index of retail salesFebruary 2007



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Stable retail sales

The seasonally adjusted index of retail sales rose by 0.2 per cent from January to February 2007.

Retail sales volume index seasonally adjusted. 2000 - 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
Sweden  122.5 5.3  141.7 6.6 -2.8
Denmark  119.7 3.5  123.8 -0.6 -4.0
Norway  118.5 7.8  132.0 6.0 1.1