This is an archived release.
Increase in retail sales
The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales showed an increase of 0.5 per cent from October to November 2013. This follows a decrease of 1.0 per cent from September to October.
|November 2013||Change in per cent|
|October 2013 - November 2013||November 2012 - November 2013||September 2012 / November 2012 - September 2013 / November 2013|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Seasonally adjusted numbers||126.4||0.5|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding motor vehicles and motorcycles and automotive fuel. Seasonally adjusted numbers||131.4||0.3|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Workingday adjusted numbers||127.9||1.2||1.3|
|Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Working days adjusted numbers||138.4||2.1||2.1|
Several industries experienced an increase in sales volume from October to November this year. Stores selling sports equipment and grocery stores were among those who had an increase in sales volume. This also applies to Internet sales and petrol stations. Sales of furniture and household articles and ICT equipment, on the other hand, showed a decrease in this period.
Working-day adjusted figures show that retail sales rose by 1.3 per cent in the period September-November 2013 compared to the same three-month period in 2012.
Weights for calculating the aggregated volume indices were changed as from November 2013. The same weights are used for aggregating the seasonally-adjusted series and remained the same for the entire period.