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Decline in retail sales in June
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Index of wholesale and retail salesJune 2012

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Decline in retail sales in June

The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales decreased by 1.4 per cent from May to June. This happens after an increase most of the months earlier this year.

Retail sales volume index seasonally-adjusted and trend. 2006-2012

Sales at shops selling groceries and sales at petrol stations contributed most to the decrease with 1.8 and 4.5 per cent respectively. Grocery stores make up more than 35 per cent and petrol stations 11 per cent of turnover in retail sales.

The non-adjusted volume index increased by 2.4 per cent in the three-month period from April to June this year compared to the same period in 2011.

Retail Sales indices. June 2012. 2005=100
  June 2012 Change in per cent
  May 2012-
June 2012
June 2011-
June 2012
April 2011-June 2011-
April 2012-June 2012
January-June 2011-
January-June 2012
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Seasonally adjusted numbers  124.2 -1.4      
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles and sales on petrol station. Seasonally adjusted numbers  129.1 -1.1      
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Not seasonally adjusted numbers  133.3   6.2 2.4 4.7
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles and sales on petrol station. Not seasonally adjusted numbers  138.6   7.4 2.9 5.2
Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles  142.9   6.3 3.0 5.5
Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles and sales on petrol station  144.1   7.6 3.2 5.6

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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