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Decline in retail sales in June
The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales decreased by 0.6 per cent from May to June this year. This follows a growth of 1.7 per cent from April to May this year.
|June 2016||Change in per cent|
|May 2016 - June 2016||June 2015 - June 2016||April 2015 / June 2015 - April 2016 / June 2016|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Seasonally adjusted numbers||109.0||-0.6|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding motor vehicles and motorcycles and automotive fuel. Seasonally adjusted numbers||110.5||-0.5|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Workingday adjusted numbers||116.3||0.2||-0.7|
|Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Working days adjusted numbers||128.0||2.8||2.4|
Most industries had a decrease in sales volume from May to June this year. Grocery stores and sales of food and beverages in specialized stores in particular contributed to the decrease. Grocery stores contributed about 35 per cent of total turnover in retail sales.
Sales of clothing, footwear and sport equipment on the other hand saw an increase in the seasonally-adjusted volume index from May to June 2016.
Working-day adjusted figures show that retail sales decreased by 0.7 per cent in the period April–June this year compared to the same three-month period last year.