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Increase in retail sales
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2012-03-30T10:00:00.000Z
Wholesale and retail trade and service activities;Income and consumption
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Index of retail salesFebruary 2012

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Increase in retail sales

The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales increased by 1 per cent in both January and February this year compared to December 2011 and January 2012 respectively. This follows a decrease from November to December last year.

The non-adjusted volume index increased by 4.7 per cent in the three-month period from December last year to February this year compared to the same period in 2011.

Retail Sales indices. February 2012. 2005=100
  February 2012 Endring i prosent
  January 2012-
February 2012
  February 2011-
February 2012
  December 2010-February 2011-
December 2011-February 2012
  January-February 2011-
January-February 2012
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Seasonally adjusted
numbers
 122.9 1.0      
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles and sales on petrol
station. Seasonally adjusted numbers
 127.0 1.1      
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Not seasonally
adjusted numbers
 105.7   7.0 4.7 6.6
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles and sales on petrol
station. Not seasonally adjusted numbers
 108.6   7.4 5.1 7.0
Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles  114.6   8.3 5.5 7.6
Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles and sales on petrol station  113.6   8.1 5.4 7.4

Change in method of seasonal adjustment

A small change has been made to the choice of method for seasonal adjustment. Total range is now indirectly adjusted by an aggregation of the seasonally-adjusted series. A review of historical figures has shown that this is a good method. For the individual series in which 1 January has not previously been modelled, the correction of working days has now been modified so that 1 January is regarded as a Sunday.

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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