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Strong month for retail sales
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2011-09-29T10:00:00.000Z
Wholesale and retail trade and service activities;Income and consumption
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doi, Index of retail sales, retail sales, volume index, value index, retail trade, commodity trade, turnover (for example groceries, clothing, building materials)Wholesale and retail trade , Consumption, Income and consumption, Wholesale and retail trade and service activities
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Index of retail salesAugust 2011

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Strong month for retail sales

The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales increased by 1.7 per cent from July to August this year.

Retail sales volume index seasonally adjusted. 2002-2011

The non-adjusted volume index increased by 6.7 per cent from August 2010 to August 2011. During the same period, the volume index, excluding petrol stations, increased by 7.6 per cent.

From August last year to August this year the value index increased by 6.9 per cent, and the value index excluding petrol stations increased by 6.5 per cent.

Retail sales indices. August 2011. 2005=100
  August 2011 Per cent
  July 2011-
August 2011
   August 2010-
August 2011
   September 2009-August 2010-
September 2010-August 2011
   January-August 2010-
January-August 2011
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Seasonally adjusted numbers  120.5 1.7      
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles and sales on petrol station. Seasonally adjusted numbers  124.5 1.3      
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Not seasonally adjusted numbers  127.1   6.7 2.6 2.4
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles and sales on petrol station. Not seasonally adjusted numbers  131.0   7.6 3.0 2.9
Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles  134.6   6.9 2.6 2.9
Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles and sales on petrol station  134.2   6.5 2.3 2.4

Turnover by product group for petrol stations

The turnover by product group for petrol stations will hopefully be published at the end of October, due to missing information from some respondents for June, July and August. Total turnover is included in the publication for these 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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