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Retail sales increased in January
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2016-02-29T10:00:00.000Z
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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The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales increased by 0.9 per cent from December 2015 to January 2016.

Index of retail salesJanuary 2016

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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.

Retail Sales indices, 2010=100
January 2016Change in per cent
December 2015 - January 2016January 2015 - January 2016November 2014 / January 2015 - November 2015 / January 2016
 
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Seasonally adjusted numbers109.40.9
Retail sales volume index: Excluding motor vehicles and motorcycles and automotive fuel. Seasonally adjusted numbers110.80.6
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Workingday adjusted numbers100.20.50.0
Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Working days adjusted numbers106.63.73.1
Figure 1. Retail sales volume index, seasonally adjusted and trend. 2010=100

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.