This is an archived release.
Down 0.2 per cent in May
From April to May 2007, the seasonally adjusted index of retail sales decreased by 0.2 per cent.
Compared with May last year, the volume index not adjusted increased by 5.9 per cent in May this year. In the same period, the value index rose by 6.6 per cent.
|Retail Sales indices. May 2007. 2000=100|
|May 2007||Per cent|
|April-May 2007||May 2006-May 2007||June 2005-May 2006-June 2006-May 2007||January-May 2006-January-May 2007|
|Retail sales value index exclude value added tax : Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol||133.0||6.6||6.7||8.5|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||131.0||5.9||7.2||8.3|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers||133.9||-0.2||4.9||7.2||7.7|