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Less retail sales in September
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2011-10-31T10:00:00.000Z
Wholesale and retail trade and service activities;Income and consumption
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Index of retail salesSeptember 2011

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Less retail sales in September

The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales decreased by 0.7 per cent from August to September this year, after an increase in the previous month.

Petrol station sales, sales of furniture, electrical goods and clothes contributed to the decrease. Grocery trade is at the same level in September, after a strong growth in August. Grocery trade constitutes more than 36 per cent of all retail sales.

Retail sales volume index seasonally-adjusted. 2002-2011

The non-adjusted volume index increased by 2.6 in the three-month period from July to September this year, compared to the same period last year.

Retail Sales indices. September 2011. 2005=100
  September 2011 Per cent
  August 2011-
September 2011
September 2010-
September 2011
July-September 2010-
July-September 2011
January-September 2010-
January-September 2011
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles.
Seasonally adjusted numbers
 119.5 -0.7      
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles and sales on petrol station.
Seasonally adjusted numbers
 123.7 -0.5      
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles.
Not seasonally adjusted numbers
 118.6   2.5 2.6 2.4
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles and sales on petrol station.
Not seasonally adjusted numbers
 122.7   3.0 3.1 2.9
Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles  128.0   4.1 3.6 3.0
Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles and sales on petrol station  128.7   3.8 3.1 2.5

Turnover by product group for petrol stations

The turnover by product group for petrol stations will hopefully be published at the end of November, due to missing information from some respondents from June to September. 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

With regard to 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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