This is an archived release.
Up 0.1 per cent in April
From March to April 2007, the seasonally adjusted index of retail sales rose by 0.1 per cent.
Due to Easter, it is difficult to compare the index of retail sales for March and April with the corresponding months in 2006. The seasonally adjusted index takes Easter into account, but it is difficult to correct for Easter shopping. Therefore, the seasonally adjusted index for March and April is more uncertain than the seasonally adjusted indices for the other months.
Compared with April last year, the volume index not adjusted increased by 7.0 per cent in April this year. In the same period, the value index rose by 7.4 per cent.
|Retail Sales indices. April 2007. 2000=100|
|April 2007||Per cent|
|March- April 2007||April 2006-April 2007||May 2005-April 2006-May 2006-April 2007||January-April 2006-January-April 2007|
|Retail sales value index exclude value added tax : Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol||120.2||7.4||6.8||9.1|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||118.7||7.0||7.5||9.0|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers||134.4||0.1||10.3||7.4||8.4|