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Stable retail sales
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2008-05-29T10:00:00.000Z
Wholesale and retail trade and service activities;Income and consumption
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doi, Index of wholesale and retail sales, retail sales, volume index, value index, retail trade, commodity trade, turnover (for example groceries, clothing, building materials)Wholesale and retail trade , Consumption, Income and consumption, Wholesale and retail trade and service activities
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Index of wholesale and retail salesApril 2008

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Stable retail sales

The seasonally adjusted index of retail sales increased by 0.4 per cent from March to April this year.

Retail sales volume index seasonally adjusted. 2000-2008

The seasonally adjusted volume index of retail sales in non-specialised stores increased by 0.5 per cent from March to April this year. Retail sales in non-specialised stores mainly include everyday commodities. Other sales of new goods in specialised stores, including clothing, shoes, electrical goods, furniture, and construction materials rose by 0.1 per cent in the same period.

Due to Easter, it is difficult to compare the sales index for March and April with the corresponding month in 2007. The seasonally adjusted index takes Easter into account, but it is difficult to correct for Easter shopping. Therefore, the seasonally adjusted index for March and April is more uncertain than the seasonally adjusted indices for the other months.

The volume index not adjusted increased by 12.0 per cent from April 2007 to April 2008. In the same period, the value index rose by 13.6 per cent.

Retail Sales indices. April 2008. 2000=100
  April 2008 Per cent
  March-April 2008 April 2007-April 2008 May 2006-April 2007-May 2007-April 2008 January-April 2007-January-April 2008
Retail sales value index exclude value added tax : Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol  136.6   13.6 7.2 6.2
Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers  133.0   12.0 6.5 4.8
Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers  139.6 0.4 3.2 6.1 3.9

Decline in Denmark and Norway

A comparison of the seasonally adjusted volume indexes for the Scandinavian countries shows a decrease of 2.1 per cent in Denmark and 0.4 per cent in Norway from February to March this year. In Sweden, on the other hand, the index increased by 0.4 per cent. From March 2007 to March 2008, the value index not adjusted decreased by 4.8 per cent in Norway and 2.5 per cent in Denmark. Sweden had an increase of 0.3 per cent the same period.

Internationale comparison. 2000=100
  Retail sales value index Retail sales, volume index. Seasonally adjusted numbers
  March 2008 Change in per cent.
March 2007-March 2008
March 2008 Change in per cent
  March 2007-March 2008 February 2008-March 2008
Sweden  111.4 0.3  116.7 3.8 0.4
Denmark  126.3 -2.5  125.2 -2.9 -2.1
Norway  124.5 -4.8  139.1 3.3 -0.4