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Growth in retail sales
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2015-05-29T10:00:00.000Z
Wholesale and retail trade and service activities;Income and consumption
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doi, Index of retail sales, retail sales, volume index, value index, retail trade, commodity trade, turnover (for example groceries, clothing, building materials)Wholesale and retail trade , Consumption, Income and consumption, Wholesale and retail trade and service activities
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Seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales in Norway increased by 2.0 per cent from March to April 2015.

Index of retail salesApril 2015

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Growth in retail sales

The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales increased by 2.0 per cent from March to April this year. This follows an increase of 0.3 per cent from February to March this year.

Retail Sales indices, 2005=100
April 2015Change in per cent
March 2015 - April 2015April 2014 - April 2015February 2014 / April 2014 - February 2015 / April 2015
 
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Seasonally adjusted numbers133.52.0
Retail sales volume index: Excluding motor vehicles and motorcycles and automotive fuel. Seasonally adjusted numbers139.02.3
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Workingday adjusted numbers123.13.82.4
Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Working days adjusted numbers138.15.33.9
"Figure 1. Retail sales volume index, seasonally adjusted and trend. 2005=100

Most industries had an increase in sales volume from March to April this year. Sales in grocery stores made a particular contribution to the growth. Grocery stores contributed about 38 per cent of total turnover in retail sales.

Sales of ICT equipment, sports and leisure equipment, clothing and footwear, and sales via mail order and the Internet also contributed to the increase from March to April this year. Sales at petrol stations and stores selling telecommunication equipment however, had a decrease during this period.

Working-day adjusted figures show that retail sales rose by 2.2 per cent in the period February to April 2015 compared to the same three-month period in 2014.

Seasonally-adjusted figures for March and April are more uncertainOpen and readClose

Due to Easter, it is difficult to compare the sales index for March and April with the corresponding months in 2014. The seasonally-adjusted index takes Easter into account, but it is difficult to correct for Easter shopping. Therefore, the seasonally-adjusted index for March is more uncertain than the seasonally-adjusted indices for the other months.