This is an archived release.
Retail sales increased in January
The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales increased by 0.9 per cent from December 2015 to January 2016. This follows a decrease of 1.3 per cent from November to December last year.
|January 2016||Change in per cent|
|December 2015 - January 2016||January 2015 - January 2016||November 2014 / January 2015 - November 2015 / January 2016|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Seasonally adjusted numbers||109.4||0.9|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding motor vehicles and motorcycles and automotive fuel. Seasonally adjusted numbers||110.8||0.6|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Workingday adjusted numbers||100.2||0.5||0.0|
|Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Working days adjusted numbers||106.6||3.7||3.1|
Several industries had an increase in sales volume from December last year to January this year. Grocery stores, sales at petrol stations and sales of food and beverages in specialized stores contributed particularly to the increase during this period. Grocery stores contributed about 38 per cent of total turnover in retail sales. Retail sales of sport equipment, clothing and footwear also contributed to the increase in this period.
Sales of textiles, furniture, ICT equipment and electrical products on the other hand had a decrease in the seasonally-adjusted volume index from December 2015 to January 2016.
Working-day adjusted figures show that retail sales were the same in the period November 2015 – January 2016 compared to the same three-month period in 2014 - 2015.