This is an archived release.
Minor changes in retail sales
The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales showed a decrease of 0.2 per cent from May to June 2013. This follows an increase of 1.8 per cent from April to May.
|June 2013||Change in per cent|
|June 2013||May 2013 - June 2013||June 2012 - June 2013||April 2012 / June 2012 - April 2013 / June 2013|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Seasonally adjusted numbers||127.3||-0.2|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding motor vehicles and motorcycles and automotive fuel. Seasonally adjusted numbers||131.9||-0.5|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Workingday adjusted numbers||134.2||3.2||2.2|
|Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Working days adjusted numbers||143.9||3.4||2.0|
Fewer sales in grocery stores in particular contributed to the decline. Retail sales of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores also contributed to the decline. Petrol stations and shops selling building and construction materials, clothes and Internet services were among those with an increase in sales volume from May to June.