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Decline in retail sales
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2016-03-31T10:00:00.000Z
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 decreased by 0.5 per cent from January to February 2016.

Index of retail salesFebruary 2016

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Decline in retail sales

The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales decreased by 0.5 per cent from January to February 2016. This follows an increase of 0.9 per cent from December 2015 to January 2016.

Retail Sales indices, 2010=100
February 2016Change in per cent
January 2016 - February 2016February 2015 - February 2016December 2014 / February 2015 - December 2015 / February 2016
 
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Seasonally adjusted numbers108.7-0.5
Retail sales volume index: Excluding motor vehicles and motorcycles and automotive fuel. Seasonally adjusted numbers109.9-0.5
Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Workingday adjusted numbers91.8-0.5-0.5
Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Working days adjusted numbers99.12.62.5
"Figure 1. Retail sales volume index, seasonally adjusted and trend. 2010=100

Most industries had a decrease in sales volume from January to February this year. Grocery stores and sales of food and beverages in specialized stores contributed particularly to the decrease. Grocery stores contributed about 39 per cent of total turnover in retail sales. Retail sales of building equipment, sport equipment, and footwear also contributed to the decrease in this period.

Sales at petrol stations, sales of electrical household appliances, audio and video equipment and books on the other hand had a minor increase in the seasonally-adjusted volume index from January to February this year.

Working-day adjusted figures show that retail sales decreased by 0.5 per cent in the period December 2015–February 2016 compared to the same three-month period in 2014–2015.