This is an archived release.
Decrease in retail sales
The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales showed a decrease of 1.3 per cent from June to July 2013. This follows a small decrease of 0.2 per cent from May to June.
|July 2013||Change in per cent|
|July 2013||June 2013 - July 2013||July 2012 - July 2013||May 2012 / July 2012 - May 2013 / July 2013|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Seasonally adjusted numbers||125.5||-1.3|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding motor vehicles and motorcycles and automotive fuel. Seasonally adjusted numbers||130.1||-1.1|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Workingday adjusted numbers||127.6||1.0||2.0|
|Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Working days adjusted numbers||138.1||2.8||2.7|
Most industries experienced a decline in sales volume from June to July this year. Lower sales of electrical household appliances, furniture, clothing and shoes, and sales at retail stations in particular contributed to the decline in this period. Grocery stores and retail sales of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores, however, had an increase in sales volume from June to July this year. Sales volume via the Internet also had an increase.