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Slight decline in retail sales
The seasonally adjusted volume index of retail sales decreased by 0.5 per cent from December 2007 to January 2008.
The volume index not adjusted rose by 4.3 per cent from January 2007 to January 2008. In the same period, the value index rose by 5.4 per cent.
|January 2008||Per cent|
February 2006-January 2007-
February 2007-January 2008
November 2006-January 2007-
November 2007-January 2008
|Retail sales value index exclude value added tax : Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol||124.9||5.4||7.9||6.1|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||127.4||4.3||7.5||5.5|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers||137.7||-0.5||3.6||7.5||5.5|
Strongest increase in Denmark
A comparison of the seasonally adjusted volume indexes for the Scandinavian countries shows an increase of 1.0 per cent in Denmark from November to December 2007. In Sweden and Norway, on the other hand, the index decreased by 1.4 and 0.7 per cent respectively. From December 2006 to December 2007, the value index not adjusted rose by 4.5 per cent in Norway, 3.8 per cent in Sweden and 0.4 per cent in Denmark.
|Retail sales value index||Retail sales, volume index. Seasonally adjusted numbers|
Change in per cent.
|December 2007||Change in per cent|
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