This is an archived release.
Decline in retail sales
The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales decreased by 0.4 per cent from August to September this year.
The volume index without adjustments increased by 2.3 per cent from September 2007 to September 2008. In the same period, the value index increased by 4.7 per cent.
|September 2008||Change in per cent|
October 2006-September 2007-
October 2007-September 2008
|Retail sales value index exclude value added tax: Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol||139.1||4.7||5.4||4.8|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||135.5||2.3||4.1||3.1|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers||139.7||-0.4||0.5||3.7||2.9|
Comparison with Denmark and Sweden
A comparison of the seasonally-adjusted volume index for the Scandinavian countries shows an increase of 0.3, 0.6 and 0.7 per cent respectively in Sweden, Norway and Denmark from July to August this year. From August 2007 to August 2008, the value index without adjustments decreased by 4.4 per cent in Denmark, while Norway and Sweden had an increase of 2.7 and 2.8 per cent respectively.
Retail sales value index
Change in per cent.
August 2007-August 2008
|Retail sales, volume index. Seasonally adjusted numbers|
|Change in per cent|