This is an archived release.
Growth in retail sales
The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales showed an increase of 0.7 per cent from August to September 2013. This follows a small increase from July to August.
|September 2013||Change in per cent|
|August 2013 - September 2013||September 2012 - September 2013||July 2012 / September 2012 - July 2013 / September 2013|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Seasonally adjusted numbers||126.5||0.7|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding motor vehicles and motorcycles and automotive fuel. Seasonally adjusted numbers||130.9||0.6|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Workingday adjusted numbers||122.8||1.5||1.1|
|Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Working days adjusted numbers||132.6||2.3||2.6|
Most industries experienced an increase in sales volume from August to September this year. Stores selling food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores, however, showed a decrease in this period.
Working-day adjusted figures show that retail sales rose by 1.1 per cent in the period July-September 2013 compared to the same three-month period in 2012.