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Good retail sales in May
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2012-06-29T10:00:00.000Z
Wholesale and retail trade and service activities;Income and consumption
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doi, Index of wholesale and 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 wholesale and retail salesMay 2012

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Good retail sales in May

The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales rose by 1.7 per cent from April to May this year, after a slow decrease in April. The trading volume in May is the highest figure ever recorded.

Retail sales volume index seasonally-adjusted and trend. 2002-2012

Sales at petrol stations and shops selling groceries, clothing and footwear contribute especially to the increase in trading volume from April to May this year.

The non-adjusted volume index increased by 3.0 per cent in the three-month period from March to May this year compared to the same period in 2011.

Retail Sales indices. May 2012. 2005=100
  May 2012 Change in per centt
  April 2012-
May 2012
May 2011-
May 2012
March 2011-May 2011-
March 2012-May 2012
January -May 2011-
January-May 2012
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Seasonally adjusted numbers  126.1 1.7      
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles and sales on petrol station. Seasonally adjusted numbers  130.7 1.6      
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Not seasonally adjusted numbers  122.7   4.1 3.0 4.4
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles and sales on petrol station. Not seasonally adjusted numbers  126.1   4.2 3.3 4.7
Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles  134.7   5.2 3.9 5.3
Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles and sales on petrol station  133.8   5.1 3.9 5.2

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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