This is an archived release.
Retail sales increased in January
The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales increased by 1.4 per cent from December last year to January this year. This follows a decrease of more than 2 per cent from November to December last year.
|January 2017||Change in per cent|
|December 2016 - January 2017||January 2016 - January 2017||November 2015 / January 2016 - November 2016 / January 2017|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Seasonally adjusted numbers||108.2||1.4|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding motor vehicles and motorcycles and automotive fuel. Seasonally adjusted numbers||109.2||1.2|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Workingday adjusted numbers||99.4||-0.8||-1.0|
|Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Working days adjusted numbers||108.5||1.8||1.6|
The long-term trend shows a slight decline in trade since October last year.
Working-day adjusted figures show that retail sales decreased by 1.0 per cent in the period November 2016 - January 2017 compared to the same period in 2015 - 2016.