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Decrease in retail sale
After an increase from August to September, the seasonally-adjusted retail sales index shows a decrease of 1.1 per cent in the sales volume from September to October this year.
Grocery shop sales particularly contributed to the decrease. Grocery shops constitute more than 35 per cent of the total retail trade.
The non-adjusted volume index increased by 2.1 per cent in the three-month period from August to October this year compared to the same period in 2011.
|October 2012||Change in per cent|
August 2011-October 2011-
August 2012-October 2012
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Seasonally adjusted numbers||123.1||-1.1|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles and sales on petrol station. Seasonally adjusted numbers||127.4||-1.4|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||123.6||3.7||2.1||3.7|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles and sales on petrol station. Not seasonally adjusted numbers||127.5||3.8||2.3||4.0|
|Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles||133.9||3.8||2.3||4.1|
|Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles and sales on petrol station||133.4||3.3||2.1||4.1|
Because of new information from respondents, the Index of retail sale of footwear is corrected for March, May, June and July this year. The value and volume index for retail sale in total is unchanged.
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.
With regard to seasonal adjustment, previously published seasonally-adjusted figures may be revised when new figures for a new month in the series are published.
- Table 1 Retail sales. Index of value. 2005=100
- Table 2 Retail sales. Index of volume. Unadjusted 2005=100
- Table 3 Retail sales. Index of volume. Seasonally adjusted 2005=100
- Table 4 Retail sales value index. Exclude value added tax. October 2012. 2005=100
- Table 5 Petrol stations, turnover statistics
- Table 6 Petrol stations, turnover statistics. 2011 and January-October 2012. NOK 1 000