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Retail sales industries invest less
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2011-09-08T10:00:00.000Z
Wholesale and retail trade and service activities
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Retail sales, investment statisticsQ2 2011

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Retail sales industries invest less

Retail sales industries invested 26 per cent less in the second quarter 2011 than the first quarter this year, and the investments were 20 per cent lower than one year ago.

From the first to the second quarter this year the investments in machines and inventory, cars and other means of transport and in new buildings and renovation all decreased.

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
Q2 2010
Final
Investments
Q1 2011
Final
Investments
Q2 2011
Change
in per cent
Estimated
Investments
Q3 2011
  Q1 2011-
Q2 2011
Q2 2011-
Q2 2011
Investments in retail trade, except of motor vehicles,
motorcycles and automotive fuel
83.1 85.3 2.6 77.3 83.0 61.6 -25.8 -20.3 55.1
Investments in machines and inventory 97.9  100.6 2.8 98.8 94.7 71.8 -24.2 -27.3  
Investments in motor vehicles and other means of transport 72.8 67.5 -7.2 52.2 79.0 57.6 -27.1 10.3  
Investments in new buildings and renovation 61.5 64.7 5.2 47.2 65.8 46.5 -29.3 -1.5  

Retail sales, investment statistics. Value index. 2005=100. 1st quarter 2007-2nd quarter 2011.

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 386 billion in 2009. The number of persons employed was 213 500, while the number of establishments was nearly 38 300, according to previously published figures from Statistics Norway's structural statistics for wholesale and retail trade for 2009. Net investments for this industry group amounted to NOK 3 billion in 2009.

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.