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Retail sales up 0.7 per cent
The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales increased by 0.7 per cent from January to February this year.
The non-adjusted volume index rose by 2.5 per cent from February 2010 to February 2011. During the same period, the volume index, excluding petrol stations, increased by 2.7 per cent.
From February last year to February this year the value index increased by 2.7 per cent, and the value index excluding petrol stations rose by 2.1 per cent.
|February 2011||Per cent|
March 2009-February 2010-
March 2010-February 2011
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Seasonally adjusted numbers||118.9||0.7|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles and sales on petrol station. Seasonally adjusted numbers||122.5||0.7|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||98.8||2.5||1.6||1.1|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles and sales on petrol station. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||101.1||2.7||2.2||1.5|
|Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles||105.8||2.7||1.9||1.0|
|Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles and sales on petrol station||105.1||2.1||1.9||0.7|
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 involved in the sale 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 the 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. February 2011. 2005=100
- Table 5 Petrol stations, turnover statistics
- Table 6 Petrol stations, turnover statistics. 2010 and January - February 2011. NOK 1 000
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