Investments at the same level
Wholesale and retail trade and service activities
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Retail sales, investment statisticsQ2 2010



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Investments at the same level

Retail sales industries investments in second quarter 2010 increased by almost 20 per cent compared to the first quarter this year. This is the same level as in second quarter 2009.

Retail sales, investment statistics. Value index. 2005=100. 1st quarter 2006 - 2nd quarter 2010.

The investments in cars and other means of transport increased by almost 70 per cent from the second quarter 2009 to the second quarter this year. Investments in machines and inventory rose by 12 per cent the same period, while investments in new building and renovation decreased by 25 per cent.

Final and estimated investments in retail sales. Value index. 2005=100
  Final Investments 2008 Final Investments 2009 Change in per cent 2008-2009 Final Investments Q2 2009 Final Investments Q1 2010 Final Investments Q2 2010 Change in per cent Estimated Investments Q3 2010
  Q1 2010-Q2 2010 Q2 2009-Q2 2010
Investments in retail trade, except of motor vehicles, motorcycles and automotive fuel  109.2 83.1 -23.9 76.0 64.8 77.3 19.3 1.7 70.1
Investments in machines and inventory  126.0 97.9 -22.3 88.0 71.3 98.9 38.7 12.4  
Investments in motor vehicles and other means of transport 83.2 72.8 -12.5 30.9 62.6 52.2 -16.6 68.9  
Investments in new buildings and renovation 87.1 61.5 -29.4 64.4 55.1 47.2 -14.3 -26.7  

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 381 billion in 2008. The number of persons employed was scarcely 215 000, while the number of establishments was well over 38 500, according to previously published figures from Statistics Norway's structural statistics for wholesale and retail trade for 2005. Net investments for these industry group amount to NOK 5.9 billion in 2008.

Data sources

Statistics Norway receives investment data in NOK sums from a sample of about 10 000 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.