This is an archived release.
Retail sales up in November
The seasonally adjusted index of retail sales increased by 0.8 per cent from October to November last year.
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.
|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.
|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|