This is an archived release.
Retail sales remain at November level
The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales showed an increase of 0.1 per cent from November to December 2013. The long-term trend shows a relatively flat development during the second half of last year.
|December 2013||Change in per cent|
|November 2013 - December 2013||December 2012 - December 2013||October 2012 / December 2012 - October 2013 / December 2013|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Seasonally adjusted numbers||126.3||0.1|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding motor vehicles and motorcycles and automotive fuel. Seasonally adjusted numbers||131.3||0.1|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Workingday adjusted numbers||159.8||0.7||0.9|
|Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Working days adjusted numbers||170.7||1.9||1.9|
Internet sales and retail sales of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores increased the most from November to December last year. Stores selling sports equipment, household articles and games and toys were among the industries that experienced a decrease in sales volume this period.
Working-day adjusted figures show that retail sales rose by 0.9 per cent in the period October-December 2013 compared to the same three-month period in 2012.