This is an archived release.
Less retail sales in April
The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales showed an increase of 0.6 per cent from March to April 2013. This follows after three months of growth in retail sales.
|April 2013||Change in per cent|
|April 2013||March 2013 - April 2013||April 2012 - April 2013||February 2012 / April 2012 - February 2013 / April 2013|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Seasonally adjusted numbers||125.3||-0.6|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Workingday adjusted numbers||113.3||1.1||2.0|
|Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Working days adjusted numbers||122.6||0.6||1.2|
Most industries experienced a decline in sales volume from March to April 2013. Sales of sport goods and online sales had a small increase in the same period.