This is an archived release.
Further decline in retail sales
The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales decreased by 0.8 per cent from August to September 2015. This follows a decrease of 0.4 per cent from July to August this year.
|September 2015||Change in per cent|
|August 2015 - September 2015||September 2014 - September 2015||July 2014 / September 2014 - July 2015 / September 2015|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Seasonally adjusted numbers||128.9||-0.8|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding motor vehicles and motorcycles and automotive fuel. Seasonally adjusted numbers||133.9||-0.7|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Workingday adjusted numbers||124.5||-0.3||0.9|
|Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Working days adjusted numbers||141.4||2.8||3.6|
Most industries had a decrease in sales volume from August to September this year. Grocery stores and sales at petrol stations made a particular contribution to the decline during this period.
Grocery stores contributed about 37 per cent of total turnover in retail sales. Retail sales of sports and leisure equipment on the other hand had an increase in the seasonally-adjusted volume index from August to September this year.
Working-day adjusted figures show that retail sales rose by 0.9 per cent in the period July-September 2015 compared to the same three-month period in 2014.