This is an archived release.
Further increase in retail sales
The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales increased by 0.6 per cent from October to November 2015. This follows an increase of 0.9 per cent from September to October this year.
|November 2015||Change in per cent|
|October 2015 - November 2015||November 2014 - November 2015||September 2014 / November 2014 - September 2015 / November 2015|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Seasonally adjusted numbers||110.2||0.6|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding motor vehicles and motorcycles and automotive fuel. Seasonally adjusted numbers||111.7||0.7|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Workingday adjusted numbers||111.7||0.9||0.3|
|Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Working days adjusted numbers||120.8||4.3||3.4|
Several industries had an increase in sales volume from October to November this year. Retail sales of electrical household appliances, sport equipment, furniture and decoration articles in particular contributed to the increase. Sales via the Internet also contributed to the growth. Sales volumes in grocery stores and stores selling ICT equipment and telecommunications equipment, however, saw a decline from October to November this year.
Working-day adjusted figures show that retail sales rose by 0.3 per cent in the period September-November 2015 compared to the same three-month period in 2014.
As requested by Eurostat, the base year has been changed from 2005 to 2010.