This is an archived release.
Slight decline in retail sales
The seasonally adjusted index of retail sales decreased by 0.3 per cent from September to October.
The seasonally adjusted volume index of other retail sales of new goods in specialized stores, including clothing, shoes, electrical goods, furniture and construction materials, decreased by 0.9 per cent from September to October this year. In the same period, retail sales in non-specialized stores, decreased by 0.6 per cent. Retail sales in non-specialized stores mainly include everyday commodities.
The volume index not adjusted rose by 9.5 per cent in the same period.
|October 2007||Per cent|
|September-October 2007||October 2006-October 2007||
Nov 2005-Oct 2006
Nov 2006-Oct 2007
|Retail sales value index exclude value added tax : Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol||138.9||9.5||8.0||8.5|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||138.3||9.0||7.9||8.3|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers||138.2||-0.3||6.6||8.0||7.9|
Strongest increase in Sweden
A comparison of the seasonally adjusted volume index for the Scandinavian countries shows an increase of 2.6 and 1.5 per cent respectively in Sweden and Norway from August to September 2007. In Denmark, the increase was 1.1 per cent in the same period. From September 2006 to September 2007, the value index not adjusted rose by 9.8 per cent in Sweden, 7.4 per cent in Norway and 3.9 per cent in Denmark.
|Retail sales value index||Retail sales, volume index. Seasonally adjusted numbers|
Change in per cent.
September 2006-September 2007
|September 2007||Change in per cent|
|September 2006-September 2007||August 2007-September 2007|