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Increase in investments
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2012-12-11T10:00:00.000Z
Wholesale and retail trade and service activities
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Retail sales, investment statisticsQ3 2012

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Increase in investments

The investments of retail trade industries increased by 19 per cent from the second quarter to the third quarter this year, and are about 40 per cent higher than the third quarter last year.

Retail sales, investment statistics. Value index. 2005=100. 1st quarter 2008-3rd quarter 2012.

Investments in new buildings and renovations increased by more than 35 per cent from the second to the third quarter this year, and compared to the third quarter last year, the increase was above 30 per cent. Retailers invested 17 per cent more in machines and inventory in the third quarter this year than in the second quarter. These investments are at a substantially higher level than last year. Investments in motor vehicles and other means of transport on the other hand showed a decrease in both the periods.

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
Q3 2011
Final
investments
Q2 2012
Final
investments
Q3 2012
Change in per cent Estimated
investments
Q4 2012
  Q2 2011-Q3 2012 Q3 2011-Q3 2012
Investments in retail trade,
except of motor vehicles,
motorcycles and automotive fuel
85.3 73.3 -14.1 62.3 74.6 88.7 18.9 42.4 68.0
Investments in machines and inventory  100.6 88.2 -12.3 72.0  101.1  118.7 17.4 64.9  
Investments in motor vehicles and
other means of transport
67.5 70.4 4.3 79.5 49.5 38.4 -22.4 -51.7  
Investments in new buildings and renovation 64.7 52.2 -19.3 44.2 43.2 59.1 36.8 33.7  

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 400 billion in 2010. The number of persons employed was 214 100, while the number of establishments was nearly 37 400, 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 5.2 billion in 2010.

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.