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Minor changes in retail sales
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2012-09-28T10:00:00.000Z
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 salesAugust 2012

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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.

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

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.

Retail Sales indices. August 2012. 2005=100
  Change in per cent
  August 2012 July 2012-
August 2012
August 2011-
August 2012
June 2011-August 2011-
June 2012-August 2012
January-August 2011-
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.

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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