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Less retail sales in December
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Wholesale and retail trade and service activities;Income and consumption
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Index of retail salesDecember 2011

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Less retail sales in December

The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales decreased by 0.3 per cent from November to December last year.

Retail sales volume index seasonally adjusted and trend. 2002-2011

Grocery trade contributed to the decline, while the industries Internet sales and sales of communication equipment are among those that had an increase during this period.

The non-adjusted volume index increased by 1.3 per cent in the three-month period from October to December last year compared to the same period in 2010.

Retail Sales indices. December 2011. 2005=100
  December 2011 Per cent
  November 2011-December 2011 December 2010-December 2011 October-December 2010-October-December 2011 January-December 2010-January-December 2011
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Seasonally adjusted numbers  120.5 -0.3      
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles and sales on petrol station. Seasonally adjusted numbers  124.4 -0.3      
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Not seasonally adjusted numbers  157.9   2.2 1.3 2.1
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles and sales on petrol station. Not seasonally adjusted numbers  167.3   2.6 1.6 2.5
Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles  167.2   2.8 2.6 2.9
Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles and sales on petrol station  173.2   3.0 2.4 2.5

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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