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Retail sales of furniture rose 15.1 per cent
The value index of retail sales of furniture rose by 15.1 per cent from January 2001 to January 2002. The index of other retail sale of new goods in specialized stores increased by 7.2 per cent during the same period.
This sector includes shoes, electrical goods, furniture and building materials. Retail sale in non-specialized stores, which mainly include grocery stores, rose by 7.3 per cent in January 2002 compared with January 2001. The value index of pharmaceutical and medical goods, cosmetic and toilet articles increased by 3.1 per cent in the same period.
Retail sales up 6.0 per cent
Retail sales in Norway increased by 6.0 per cent in January 2002 compared with January 2001. Retail sale is exclusive sales of motor vehicles and petrol. The volume index of retail sales rose 4.2 per cent in the same period.
Seasonally adjusted volume index
The seasonally adjusted volume index of retail sales decreased 0.7 per cent in January 2002 compared with December 2001. Compared with January last year the seasonally adjusted volume index increased 2.5 per cent.
The final retail sales value index for January is 0.1 per cent lower than the preliminary index published in 22 February.
|Retail Sales indices. January 2002. Final figures. 1995=100|
|January 2002||Per cent|
|December 2001-January 2002||January 2001-January 2002||February 2000-January 2001 - February 2001-January 2002||November 2000-January 2001 - November 2001-January 2002|
|Retail sales value index exclude value added tax : Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol||124.5||6.0||2.9||5.1|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||111.6||4.2||1.0||3.5|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers||120.5||0.7||2.5||1.1||3.4|