This is an archived release.
Retail sales at the same level as November
The seasonally adjusted index of retail sales had a small increase of 0.1 per cent from November to December last year.
The non-adjusted volume index increased by 2.3 per cent from December 2007 to December 2008. In the same period, the value index rose by 3.2 per cent.
|December 2008||Per cent|
|November-December 2008||December 2007-December 2008||January -December 2007-January -December 2008|
|Retail sales value index exclude value added tax : Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol||185.7||3.2||3.8|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||187.0||2.3||2.2|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers||139.1||0.1||0.2||2.0|
Important announcement: New classification being implemented shortly
From January 2009, a new version of Norwegian industry classification (SIC2007) will be used. Click here to read more about the implications for users, calculation and dissemination .