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Growth in retail sales
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2012-03-02T10:00:00.000Z
Wholesale and retail trade and service activities;Income and consumption
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Index of retail salesJanuary 2012

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Growth in retail sales

The non-adjusted volume index of retail sales increased by 2.8 per cent from November 2011 to January 2012 compared to the same three-month period one year ago.

Grocery trade increased by 2.8 per cent during this period, and contributed more than 35 per cent of total turnover in retail sales. The industries electrical household appliances and hardware, paints and glass had an increase in volume of 8.6 and 6.9 per cent respectively. Sale of automotive fuel had a decrease of 1.4 per cent during this period.

Seasonally-adjusted numbers

The method for seasonal adjustment of the retail sales index is under revision. Consequently, no seasonally-adjusted numbers will be published this month. Seasonally-adjusted numbers will next be available when we publish the index of retail sales for February on 30 March.

Retail Sales indices. January 2012. 2005=100
  January 2012 January 2011-
January 2012
November 2010-January 2011-
November 2011-January 2012
February 2010-January 2011-
February 2011-January 2012
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles.
Not seasonally adjusted numbers
 111.7 6.2 2.8 2.6
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles and sales on petrol station.
Not seasonally adjusted numbers
 115.2 6.7 3.2 3.0
Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles  117.4 6.8 3.7 3.4
Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles and sales on petrol station  116.8 6.7 3.6 3.0

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.

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