Retail sales up in November
Wholesale and retail trade and service activities;Income and consumption
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Index of retail salesNovember 2008



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Retail sales up in November

The seasonally adjusted index of retail sales increased by 0.8 per cent from October to November last year.

Retail sales volume index seasonally adjusted. 2002-2008

The non-adjusted volume index decreased by 3.7 per cent from November 2007 to November 2008. In the same period, the value index decreased by 2.5 per cent.

Retail Sales indices. November 2008. 2000=100
  November 2008 Per cent
  October-November 2008 November 2007-November 2008 December 2006-November 2007-December 2007-November 2008 January-November 2007-January -November 2008
Retail sales value index exclude value added tax : Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol  141.3   -2.5 3.9 3.9
Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers  1138.6   -3.7 2.4 2.2
Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers  139.0 0.8 -0.6 2.4 2.2
1  The figure is corrected 9 January 2009 at 11:35 a.m.

Comparison in Scandinavia

A comparison of the seasonally adjusted volume indexes for the Scandinavian countries shows an increase of 0.8, 0.5 and 0.4 in Norway, Denmark and Sweden respectively. From November 2007 to November 2008, the value index without adjustment decreased by 5.3 per cent in Denmark, 3.1 per cent in Sweden and 2.5 per cent in Norway.

Comparison in Scandinavian
  Retail sales value index Retail sales, volume index. Seasonally adjusted numbers
  Change in per cent. November 2007-November 2008 Change in per cent
  November 2007-November 2008 October 2008-November 2008
Sweden -3.1 -0.1 0.4
Denmark -5.3 -5.0 0.5
Norway -2.5 -0.6 0.8