This is an archived release.
Lower retail sales in December
The seasonally adjusted volume index of retail sales decreased by 0.7 per cent from November to December 2007. Lower sales of clothing, electrical goods and building materials contributed to the decrease.
The volume of retail sales in non-specialised stores, which mainly include grocery stores, rose by 1.0 per cent from November to December.
The volume index not adjusted rose by 4.3 per cent from December 2006 to December 2007. In the same period, the value index increased by 4.5 per cent.
On average the volume index not adjusted rose by 7.8 per cent and the value index by 8.1 per cent from 2006 to 2007.
|December 2007||Per cent|
|Retail sales value index exclude value added tax : Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol||179.9||4.5||8.1|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||182.8||4.3||7.8|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers||138.6||-0.7||5.6||7.7|