This is an archived release.
Growth in retail sales
The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales showed an increase of 0.6 per cent from January to February 2014. This follows a small increase from the preceding two months.
|February 2014||Change in per cent|
|January 2014 - February 2014||February 2013 - February 2014||December 2012 / February 2013 - December 2013 / February 2014|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Seasonally adjusted numbers||127.1||0.6|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding motor vehicles and motorcycles and automotive fuel. Seasonally adjusted numbers||132.5||1.0|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Workingday adjusted numbers||107.3||0.5||0.4|
|Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Working days adjusted numbers||116.9||2.4||2.2|
Stores selling electrical goods, furniture, interior decorations and textiles, amongst other things, showed an increase in sales volume from January to February 2014. Grocery stores, however, had a slight decline in sales volume during this period.
Working-day adjusted figures show that retail sales rose by 0.4 per cent in the period December 2013-February 2014 compared to the same three-month period in 2012-2013.