This is an archived release.
Retail sales up 1.2 per cent
The seasonally adjusted volume index of retail sales increased by 1.2 per cent from April to May 2008.
The volume index not adjusted rose by 6.9 per cent from May 2007 to May 2008. In the same period, the value index rose by 8.6 per cent.
Decrease in Sweden
A comparison of the seasonally adjusted volume indexes for the Scandinavian countries shows a decrease of 1.7 per cent in Sweden from March to April. In Denmark and Norway the index increased by 0.4 per cent. From April 2007 to April 2008, the value index not adjusted rose by 13.6 per cent in Norway, 6.2 per cent in Sweden and 4.9 per cent in Denmark.
|May 2008||Per cent|
|April-May 2008||May 2007-May 2008||June 2006-May 2007-June 2007-May 2008||January-May 2007-January-May 2008|
|Retail sales value index exclude value added tax : Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol||144.5||8.6||7.4||6.7|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||140.1||6.9||6.6||5.3|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers||141.6||1.2||6.1||6.2||4.4|
|Retail sales value index||Retail sales, volume index. Seasonally adjusted numbers|
|Change in per cent. April 2007-April 2008||Change in per cent|
|April 2007-April 2008||March 2008-April 2008|