Decline in retail sales
Wholesale and retail trade and service activities;Income and consumption
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Index of retail salesApril 2001



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Decline in retail sales

The volume index of retail sales, not seasonally adjusted, has in the period January - April 2001 decreased by 1.3 per cent compared with the same period in 2000.

The value of retail sales increased 1.8 per cent the four first moths this year compared with the same period last year. The price index increased 3.1 per cent in the same period. Retail sales figures exclude motor vehicles and petrol. The seasonally adjusted index decreased 1.1 per cent from March to April this year, ending by 116.8 in April 2001. That was 0.1 percent below the average of the first four months of 2001.

Preliminary results

These preliminary results are based on a sample of 8 300 responds. Before the publication of the final results of the retail sales index for April 2000, we expect to receive another 700 responds. The final results, to be published June 7, may therefore be adjusted.


Retail Sales indices. April 2001. Preliminary figures. 1995=100
 April 2001Per cent
 March-April 2001April 2000-April 2001May 1999-April 2000-May 2000-April 2001January-April 2000-January-April 2001
Retail sales value index : Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol115,4 0,72,71,8
Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers103,6 -2,20,3-1,3
Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers116,8-1,1-1,30,5-0,8