This is an archived release.
Retail sales up in October
The seasonally adjusted volume index of retail sales increased 0.6 per cent in October 2001 compared with September 2001. Compared with average of the ten first months of 2001, the seasonally adjusted volume index for October increased by 0.3 per cent.
The volume index not adjusted decreased 5.4 per cent in October 2001 compared with October 2000.The value index of retail sales increased 7.4 per cent in the same period. October 2001 includes one trading day more than October 2000. The index excludes sales of motorized vehicles and petrol.
These preliminary results are based on a sample of 8 850 responds. Before the publication of the final results of the retail sales index for October 2001, we expect to receive another 750 responds. The final results, to be published December 6, may therefore be adjusted.
|Retail Sales indices. October 2001. Preliminary figures. 1995=100|
|October 2001||Per cent|
|September-October 2001||October 2000-October 2001||Nov 1999-Oct 2000-Nov 2000-Oct 2001||January -October 2000-January -October 2001|
|Retail sales value index exclude value added tax : Total excluding motor vehicles and petrol||134,5||7,4||2,1||2,3|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||119,3||5,4||0,0||0,2|
|Retail sales volume index: Total, excluding motor vehicles and petrol. Seasonally adjusted numbers||118,0||0,6||3,7||0,2||0,3|