This is an archived release.
Continued growth in Retail sales
The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales increased by 1.0 per cent from January to February 2017. This follows an increase of 1.4 per cent from December last year to January this year.
|February 2017||Change in per cent|
|January 2017 - February 2017||February 2016 - February 2017||December 2015 / February 2016 - December 2016 / February 2017|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Seasonally adjusted numbers||109.4||1.0|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding motor vehicles and motorcycles and automotive fuel. Seasonally adjusted numbers||111.1||1.6|
|Retail sales volume index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Workingday adjusted numbers||92.6||1.0||-0.9|
|Retail sales value index: Excluding sales of motor vehicles. Working days adjusted numbers||102.3||3.3||1.7|
The long-term trend shows a relatively flat trend back to the summer of 2014.
Working-day adjusted figures show that retail sales decreased by 0.9 per cent in the period December 2016 - February 2017 compared to the same period in 2015 - 2016.