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Lower investments
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2012-06-07T10:00:00.000Z
Wholesale and retail trade and service activities
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Retail sales, investment statisticsQ1 2012

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Lower investments

The investments of retail trade industries decreased by 20.6 per cent from the first quarter of 2011 to the first quarter of 2012. Consequently, they have now fallen to the same level as in the first quarter of 2010.

Retail sales, investment statistics. Value index. 2005=100. 1st quarter 2007-1st quarter 2012.

In particular, investments in new buildings and renovation and also motor vehicles and other means of transport fell considerably from the first quarter of 2011 to the first quarter of 2012. These investments decreased by 41 and 73 per cent respectively.

Final and estimated investments in retail sales. Value index. 2005=100
  Final
investments
2010
Final
investments
2011
Change in
per cent
2010-2011
Final
investments
Q1 2011
Final
investments
Q4 2011
Final
investments
Q4 2011
Change in
per cent
   Estimated
investments
Q2 2012
       Q4 2011-
Q1 2012
     Q1 2011-
Q1 2012
Investments in retail trade, except of motor vehicles, motorcycles and automotive fuel 85.3 73.3 -14.1 83.0 86.4 65.9 -23.7 -20.6 64.5
Investments in machines and inventory  100.6 88.2 -12.3 94.7  114.3 87.6 -23.4 -7.5  
Investments in motor vehicles and other means of transport 67.5 70.4 4.3 79.0 65.5 49.7 -24.1 -37.1  
Investments in new buildings and renovation 64.7 52.2 -19.3 65.8 52.1 39.0 -25.1 -40.7  

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 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.