Increase in investments
Wholesale and retail trade and service activities
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Retail sales, investment statisticsQ4 2010



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Increase in investments

Investments in retail sales increased by almost 3 per cent from 2009 to 2010, after a 24 per cent decline from 2008 to 2009.

Retail sales, investment statistics. Value index. 2005=100. 1st quarter 2007-4th quarter 2010.

Retail sales investments in the 4th quarter 2010 are at the same level as the 4th quarter of 2008. From the 4th quarter of 2009 to the 4th quarter of 2010 the investments in retail sales rose by 38 per cent.

More new buildings and renovations

In particular, it was investments in new buildings and renovations that contributed to the increase in the 4th quarter of 2010 compared to the same quarter in 2009. These investments rose by more than 50 per cent this period. Investments in machines and inventory increased by 37 per cent, while retail sales industries invested 6 per cent in motor vehicles and other means of transport in the 4th quarter of 2010.

Final and estimated investments in retail sales. Value index. 2005=100
  Final Investments 2009 Final Investments 2010 Change in per cent 2009-2010 Final Investments
Q3 2009
Final Investments
Q4 2009
Final Investments
Q3 2010
Final Investments Q4 2010 Change in per cent Estimated
Q1 2011
  Q3 2010-Q4 2010 Q4 2009-Q4 2010
Investments in retail trade, except of motor vehicles, motorcycles and automotive fuel 83.1 85.3 2.6 76.8 90.3 74.7  124.5 66.7 37.9 88.7
Investments in machines and inventory 97.9  100.6 2.8 86.8  105.7 87.6  144.5 65.0 36.7  
Investments in motor vehicles and other means of transport 72.8 67.5 -7.2 74.5  101.3 47.4  107.6  127.0 6.2  
Investments in new buildings and renovation 61.5 64.7 5.2 61.4 63.2 59.8 96.8 61.9 53.2  

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 this industry group amounted 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.