This is an archived release.
Increase in investments
The investments of retail trade industries increased by 16 per cent from the first quarter of 2012 to the first quarter of 2013.
|Index||Change in per cent|
|1st quarter 2012||4th quarter 2012||1st quarter 2013||4th quarter 2012 - 1st quarter 2013||1st quarter 2012 - 1st quarter 2013|
|Retail trade, except of motor vehicles, motorcycles and automotive fuel||65.9||95.4||76.6||-19.7||16.2|
|Machines and inventory||87.6||135.1||112.8||-16.5||28.8|
|Motor vehicles and other means of transport||49.7||48.7||32.0||-34.3||-35.6|
|New buildings and renovation||39.0||49.8||35.6||-28.5||-8.7|
Investment in machines and inventory contributed to the growth, with an almost 30 per cent increase from the first quarter last year to the first quarter this year. Retail trade investments in motor vehicles and other means of transport, and in new buildings and renovations were, however, lower in the first quarter this year compared to the same period last year.