This is an archived release.
Growth in retail sales
The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales showed an increase of 1.8 per cent from April to May 2013. This follows a decrease of 0.6 per cent from March to April.
|May 2013||Change in per cent|
|May 2013||April 2013 - May 2013||May 2012 - May 2013||March 2012 / May 2012 - March 2013 / May 2013|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Seasonally adjusted numbers||127.6||1.8|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding motor vehicles and motorcycles and automotive fuel. Seasonally adjusted numbers||132.5||2.0|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Workingday adjusted numbers||132.2||2.0||1.8|
|Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Working days adjusted numbers||143.3||1.9||1.3|
Most industries experienced an increase in sales volume from April to May this year.
Grocery stores, sales of building- and construction materials, furniture and food, beverages and tobacco in specialized stores contributed to the increase. Retail sale in petrol stations and household goods are among the industries that experienced a decline in sales volume during this period.