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Retail sales remain at November level
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Index of retail salesDecember 2012

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Retail sales remain at November level

The seasonally-adjusted index of retail sales showed a minor increase of 0.2 per cent from November to December last year. Retail sales have remained virtually unchanged through the second half of last year.

Retail Sales indices, 2005=100
December 2012Change in per cent
November 2012 - December 2012December 2011 - December 2012October 2011 / December 2011 - October 2012 / December 2012
 
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Seasonally adjusted numbers123.90.2
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles and sales on petrol station. Seasonally adjusted numbers128.10.2
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Not seasonally adjusted numbers155.9-1.31.3
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles and sales on petrol station. Not seasonally adjusted numbers164.7-1.61.2
Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles164.8-1.41.4
Retail sale value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles and sales on petrol station169.6-2.10.9
Retail sales volume index seasonally-adjusted and trend. 2006–2012

For most industries in retail sales, the volume index showed a slight increase from November to December 2012, while sales of leisure equipment, such as books and sports equipment, decreased during this period.

The non-adjusted volume index increased by 1.3 per cent in the three-month period from October to December 2012 compared to the same period in 2011.

The Index of retail sales - objective and scopeOpen and readClose

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 are the sale of food, beverages, clothing, shoes, domestic electrical appliances, furniture, building equipment and so on.

Value indices and volume indices Open and readClose

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 figuresOpen and readClose

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.