This is an archived release.
Retail sales up in April
The seasonally-adjusted index of retail sales increased by 1.5 per cent from March to April this year. The seasonally-adjusted index of retail sales, excluding petrol stations, increased by 1.4 per cent in the same period.
Due to Easter, it is difficult to compare the sales index for March and April with the corresponding month in 2008. The seasonally-adjusted index takes Easter into account, but it is difficult to correct for Easter shopping. Therefore, the seasonally-adjusted index for March and April is more uncertain than the seasonally-adjusted indices for the other months.
The non-adjusted volume index decreased by 3.5 per cent from April 2008 to April2009. In the same period, the volume index, excluding petrol stations, decreased by 3.2 per cent.
From April last year to April this year, the value index, excluding petrol stations and including petrol stations, decreased by 1.3 and 1.0 per cent respectively.
|April 2009||Change in per cent|
May 2007-April 2008-
May 2008-April 2009
January -April 2008-
January -April 2009
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding motor vehicles. Seasonally adjusted numbers||114.2||1.5|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers||116.4||1.4|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding motor vehicles. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||106.3||-3.5||0.0||-2.0|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||107.7||-3.2||1.6||-1.4|
|Retail sales value index:: Excluding motor vehicles||113.3||-1.3||2.2||0.1|
|Retail sales value index:: Excluding motor vehicles and petrol||113.3||-1.0||2.3||0.8|
- Table 1 Retail sales. Index of value. 2005=100
- Table 2 Retail sales. Index of volume. Unadjusted 2005=100
- Table 3 Retail sales. Index of volume. Seasonally adjusted 2005=100
- Table 4 Retail sales value index. Exclude value added tax. April 2009. 2005=100
- Table 5 Petrol stations, turnover statistics
- Table 6 Petrol stations, turnover statistics. 2008 and January-April 2009. NOK 1 000