This is an archived release.
Slight decline in retail sales
The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales decreased by 0.3 per cent from August to September this year. This follows an increase of 0.4 per cent from July to August.
|September 2016||Change in per cent|
|August 2016 - September 2016||September 2015 - September 2016||July 2015 / September 2015 - July 2016 / September 2016|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Seasonally adjusted numbers||108.1||-0.3|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding motor vehicles and motorcycles and automotive fuel. Seasonally adjusted numbers||109.3||-0.3|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Workingday adjusted numbers||104.4||-0.6||-1.0|
|Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Working days adjusted numbers||115.5||2.1||2.1|
The long-term trend shows a relatively flat trend back to the beginning of 2014.
Working-day adjusted figures show that retail sales decreased by 1,0 per cent in the period July-September compared to the same three-month period last year.