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Continued decrease in investments
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2009-12-11T10:00:00.000Z
Wholesale and retail trade and service activities
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detinv, Retail sales, investment statistics, value index, retail trade, retail outlets, investments, working capital, machinery and fixtures and fittings, vehicles, new buildings and renovationWholesale and retail trade , Wholesale and retail trade and service activities
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Retail sales, investment statisticsQ3 2009

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Continued decrease in investments

Retail sale industries invested 23 per cent less in the first three quarters of this year than in the same period last year. Preliminary figures estimate investments to be nearly 29 per cent lower in 2009 than in 2008.

Retail sales, investment statistics. Value index. 2005=100. 1st quarter 2005-3rd quarter 2009

Final and estimated investments in retail sales. Value index. 2005 = 100
  Final Investments 2007 Final Investments 2008 Change in per cent 2007-2008 Final Investments Q2 2008 Final Investments Q3 2008 Final Investments Q2 2009 Final Investments Q3 2009 Change in per cent Estimated Investments Q4 2009
  Q2 2009-Q3 2009 Q3 2008-Q3 2009 three first quarters 2008 - three first quarters 2009
Investments in retail trade, except of motor vehicles, motorcycles and automotive fuel  106.4  109.2 2.6  116.9  102.5 76.0 76.8 1.1 -25.1 -22.5 69.4
Investments in machines and inventory  127.7  126.0 -1.4  131.8  117.3 88.0 86.8 -1.4 -26.0 -20.3  
Investments in motor vehicles and other means of transport  104.7 83.2 -20.6  111.2 84.4 30.9 74.5  141.1 -11.7 -29.2  
Investments in new buildings and renovation 73.7 87.1 18.1 94.4 82.2 64.4 61.4 -4.7 -25.3 -26.3  

About the industry

The retail sales industry, excluding motor vehicles and motorcycles, but including repair of personal and household goods, had a turnover of approximately NOK 323 billion in 2007. The number of persons employed was scarcely 200 000, while the number of establishments was well over 37 500, according to previously published figures from Statistics Norway’s structural statistics for wholesale and retail trade for 2007. Net investments for these establishments amounted to NOK 7.4 billion in 2007.

Data sources

Statistics Norway receives investment data in NOK sums from a sample of about 10 300 establishments in the industry. The statistics only include investments that the establishments pay for themselves. Investments made by property companies that hire out premises are not included.