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Retail sales up in October
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2011-11-30T10:00:00.000Z
Wholesale and retail trade and service activities;Income and consumption
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doi, Index of retail sales, retail sales, volume index, value index, retail trade, commodity trade, turnover (for example groceries, clothing, building materials)Wholesale and retail trade , Consumption, Income and consumption, Wholesale and retail trade and service activities
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Index of retail salesOctober 2011

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Retail sales up in October

The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales increased by 0.8 per cent from September to October this year, after a decrease in the previous month.

Retail sales of building materials, furniture, electrical goods contributed to the increase. Sales via the Internet and grocery trade also contributed to the growth.

Retail sales volume index seasonally-adjusted. 2002-2011

The non-adjusted volume index increased by 3.4 in the three-month period from August to October this year compared to the same period last year.

Retail Sales indices. October 2011. 2005=100
  October 2011 Per cent
  September 2011-
October 2011
October 2010-
October 2011
August-October 2010-
August-October 2011
January-October 2010-
January-October 2011
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Seasonally adjusted numbers  120.7 0.8      
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles and sales on petrol station.
Seasonally adjusted numbers
 124.7 0.7      
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Not seasonally adjusted numbers  119.2   1.0 3.4 2.3
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles and sales on petrol station.
Not seasonally adjusted numbers
 122.8   1.2 3.9 2.7
Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles  129.0   2.6 4.5 3.0
Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles and sales on petrol station  129.1   2.1 4.1 2.5

Corrected indices

Due to new information from respondents, the index of retail sales on petrol stations has been corrected for the period June to September. The total retail sales index is revised up with 0.1 per cent in July and August. The two other months are unchanged.

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

With regard to 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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