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Minor changes in retail sales
The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales decreased by 0.1 per cent from December last year to January this year.
The non-adjusted volume index decreased by 0.2 per cent from January 2010 to January 2011. During the same period, the volume index, excluding petrol stations, increased by 0.4 per cent.
From January last year to January this year, the value index including and excluding petrol stations deceased by 0.6 and 0.7 per cent respectively.
|January 2011||Per cent|
|December 2010-January 2011||January 2010-January 2011||February 2009-January 2010-February 2010-January 2011||November 2009-January 2010-November 2010-January 2011|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Seasonally adjusted numbers||1 118.1||-0.1|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles and sales on petrol station. Seasonally adjusted numbers||1 121.7||0.1|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||105.2||-0.2||1.6||3.2|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles and sales on petrol station. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||108.0||0.4||2.3||3.9|
|Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles||1 109.9||-0.6||1.9||2.6|
|Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles and sales on petrol station||1 109.5||-0.7||2.0||2.7|
The Index of retail sales, objective and scope
The objective of the Index of retail sales is to describe the value and volume development in retail sales, excluding sales of motor vehicles. Retail sales consist of enterprises committed to sales of new and used goods to private households. The sale is executed from either a fixed or moveable sales outlet, a market place or via internet or mail order. Examples of retail sales can be: sale of food, beverages, clothing, shoes, domestic electrical appliances, furniture, building equipment and so on.
Value indices and volume indices
Value indices show the development in turnover not adjusted for changes in prices. Volume indices show the development in turnover corrected for price changes. This is also referred to as the development in fixed prices.
Regarding seasonal adjustment, previously published seasonally-adjusted numbers may be revised when new numbers for a new month in the series are published.
- 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. January 2011. 2005=100
- Table 5 Petrol stations, turnover statistics
- Table 6 Petrol stations, turnover statistics. 2010 and January 2011. NOK 1 000
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