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Stable retail sales
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2011-05-31T10:00:00.000Z
Wholesale and retail trade and service activities;Income and consumption
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Index of retail salesApril 2011

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Stable retail sales

The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales increased by 0.1 per cent from March to April this year.

Retail sales volume index seasonally adjusted. 2002-2011

The non-adjusted volume index increased by 10.3 per cent from April 2010 to April 2011. During the same period, the volume index, excluding petrol stations, rose by 11.4 per cent.

From April last year to April this year the value index increased by 11.3 per cent, and the value index excluding petrol stations rose by 11.5 per cent

Retail Sales indices. April 2011. 2005=100
  April 2011 Per cent
  March 2011-
April 2011
April 2010-
April 2011
May 2009-April 2010-
May 2010-April 2011
January -April 2010-
January -April 2011
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Seasonally adjusted numbers  117.9 0.1      
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles and sales on petrol station.
Seasonally adjusted numbers
 121.6 0.0      
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles.
Not seasonally adjusted numbers
 110.7   10.3 1.5 1.6
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles and sales on petrol station.
Not seasonally adjusted numbers
 113.8   11.4 2.0 1.9
Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles  120.6   11.3 1.7 2.0
Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles and sales on petrol station  120.2   11.5 1.6 1.6

Due to Easter, it is difficult to compare the sales index for March and April with the corresponding month in 2010. 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 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.

Seasonally-adjusted numbers

Regarding seasonal adjustment, previously published seasonally-adjusted numbers may be revised when new numbers for a new month in the series are published.

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