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Less retail sales in March
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2011-05-04T10:00:00.000Z
Wholesale and retail trade and service activities;Income and consumption
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Index of retail salesMarch 2011

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Less retail sales in March

The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales decreased by 0.6 per cent from February to March this year.

Retail sales volume index seasonally adjusted. 2002-2011

The non-adjusted volume index decreased by 5.2 per cent from March 2010 to March 2011. During the same period, the volume index, excluding petrol stations, decreased by 5.4 per cent.

From March last year to March this year the value index decreased by 4.4 per cent, and the value index excluding petrol stations decreased by 5.5 per cent.

Retail Sales indices. March 2011. 2005=100
  March 2011 Per cent
  February 2011-
March 2011
March 2010-
March 2011
April 2009-March 2010-
April 2010-March 2011
January -March 2010-
January-March 2011
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Seasonally adjusted numbers  118.0 -0.6      
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles and sales on petrol station.
Seasonally adjusted numbers
 121.7 -0.5      
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Not seasonally adjusted numbers  108.8   -5.2 0.3 -1.2
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles and sales on petrol station.
Not seasonally adjusted numbers
 111.7   -5.4 0.8 -1.0
Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles  117.6   -4.4 0.5 -1.0
Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles and sales on petrol station  117.1   -5.5 0.4 -1.6

Due to Easter, it is difficult to compare the sales index for March with the corresponding month in 2010. The seasonally-adjusted index takes Easter into account, but it is difficult to correct for Easter shopping. Therefore, the seasonally-adjusted index for March is more uncertain than the seasonally-adjusted indices for the other months.

The Index of retail sales - objective and scope

The objective of the Index of retail sales is to describe the value and volume development in retail sales, excluding sales of motor vehicles. Retail sales consist of enterprises involved in the sale of new and used goods to private households. The sale is executed from either a fixed or moveable sales outlet, a market place or via the Internet or mail order. Examples of retail sales can be: sale of food, beverages, clothing, shoes, domestic electrical appliances, furniture, building equipment and so on.

Value indices and volume indices 

Value indices show the development in turnover not adjusted for changes in prices. Volume indices show the development in turnover corrected for price changes. This is also referred to as the development in fixed prices.

Seasonally-adjusted numbers

Regarding seasonal adjustment, previously published seasonally-adjusted numbers may be revised when new numbers for a new month in the series are published.

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