This is an archived release.
Low retail sales in December
The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales decreased by 2.1 per cent from November to December last year.
|December 2016||Change in per cent|
|November 2016 - December 2016||December 2015 - December 2016||October 2015 / December 2015 - October 2016 / December 2016|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Seasonally adjusted numbers||106.8||-2.1|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding motor vehicles and motorcycles and automotive fuel. Seasonally adjusted numbers||108.0||-2.4|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Workingday adjusted numbers||131.8||-2.2||-0.7|
|Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Working days adjusted numbers||144.9||0.5||2.0|
Working-day adjusted figures show that retail sales decreased by 0.7 per cent in the period October-December last year compared to the same period in 2015.
For the year as a whole, retail sale industries in total sold 1.5 per cent less in 2016 than in 2015.