This is an archived release.
Minor changes in retail sales
The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales decreased by 0.2 per cent from July to August. Retail sales have been at the same level for the past three months.
For most industries in retail sales, the volume index decreased from July to August this year. Sales in grocery shops on the other hand had an increase of 1.7 per cent during this period.
The non-adjusted volume index increased by 3.7 per cent in the three-month period from June to August this year compared to the same period in 2011.
|Change in per cent|
June 2011-August 2011-
June 2012-August 2012
January -August 2012
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Seasonally adjusted numbers||123.8||-0.2|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles and sales on petrol station. Seasonally adjusted numbers||128.6||-0.1|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||129.9||2.3||3.7||4.1|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles and sales on petrol station. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||134.6||2.7||4.3||4.6|
|Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles||138.2||2.8||3.8||4.7|
|Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles and sales on petrol station||138.3||3.1||4.3||4.8|
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.
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.
- 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. August 2012. 2005=100
- Table 5 Petrol stations, turnover statistics
- Table 6 Petrol stations, turnover statistics. 2011 and January-August 2012. NOK 1 000