This is an archived release.
Continued decline in retail sales
From July to August 2007, the seasonally adjusted index of retail sales fell by 0.5 per cent. However, retail sales were higher in August this year than one year ago.
The volume index not adjusted increased by 7.5 per cent in August this year compared with August last year. The value index rose by 8.5 per cent in the same period.
|Detaljomsetningsindeksen. August 2007. 2000=100|
|Endring i prosent|
Sept 2005-aug 2006-
sept 2006-aug 2007
|Detaljhandel i alt, eksklusiv motorkjøretøyer og bensin. Verdiindeks eksklusiv merverdiavgift||143,7||8,5||8,0||8,9|
|Detaljhandel i alt, eksklusiv motorkjøretøyer og bensin. Volumindeks ujustert||143,8||7,5||8,1||8,7|
|Detaljhandel i alt, eksklusiv motorkjøretøyer og bensin. Volumindeks sesongjustert||136,4||-0,5||7,0||8,2||8,2|
A comparison of the seasonally adjusted volume index for the Scandinavian countries shows an increase of 0.9 and 0.7 per cent respectively in Sweden and Denmark from June to July 2007 and a decline of 2.3 per cent in Norway in the same period. From July 2006 to July 2007, the value index not adjusted rose by 8.2 per cent in Sweden, 8.1 per cent in Norway and 3.0 per cent in Denmark.
|Internationale comparison. 2000=100|
|Retail sales value index||Retail sales, volume index. Seasonally adjusted numbers|
Change in per cent.
July 2006-July 2007
|July 2007||Change in per cent|
|July 2006-July 2007||June 2007-July 2007|