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Wholesale and retail trade sales statistics

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Key figures

22.5 %

increase in turnover for grocery trade sales from the 5th period of 2019 to the 5th period of 2020

Wholesale and retail sale statistics (NOK million)1
TurnoverChange in per cent
5th period 20195th period 20205th period 2019 - 5th period 20202018 - 2019
1The figures do not include value added tax.
Sale and repair of motor vehicles47 00255 90618.92.5
Wholesale trade181 183184 9682.12.7
Retail trade83 31495 25514.31.8
Grocery trade29 27835 85222.52.0
E-commerce4 3885 79532.19.3

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Table 1 
Sales statistics of retail sales excluding sales of motorized vehicles. Sales exclude VAT, by county.

Sales statistics of retail sales excluding sales of motorized vehicles. Sales exclude VAT, by county.
NOK millionChange in per cent
5th period 20195th period 20205th period 2019 - 5th period 2020
The whole country83 31495 25514.3
 
Viken19 03722 07616.0
Oslo11 99113 32611.1
Innlandet5 8126 55112.7
Vestfold og Telemark6 8868 36121.4
Agder4 7075 50216.9
Rogaland6 7297 82516.3
Vestland9 34710 38811.1
Møre og Romsdal3 8764 39313.3
Trøndelag - Trööndelage7 1778 16513.8
Nordland3 8074 29112.7
Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku3 9454 37510.9

Table 2 
Sales, maintenance and repair of motor vehicles, motorcycles.. Sales exclude VAT, by county

Sales, maintenance and repair of motor vehicles, motorcycles.. Sales exclude VAT, by county
NOK millionChange in per cent
5th period 20195th period 20205th period 2019 - 5th period 2020
The whole country47 00255 90618.9
 
Viken16 87320 76123.0
Oslo8 0579 38316.5
Innlandet2 5812 92313.3
Vestfold og Telemark3 2263 65913.4
Agder2 1492 56219.2
Rogaland2 9623 48717.7
Vestland3 2653 88118.9
Møre og Romsdal1 5591 97626.7
Trøndelag - Trööndelage3 4804 07417.1
Nordland1 3831 53410.9
Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku1 4671 66313.4

Table 3 
Wholesale trade and commision trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles. Sales exclude VAT, by county.

Wholesale trade and commision trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles. Sales exclude VAT, by county.
NOK millionChange in per cent
5th period 20195th period 20205th period 2019 - 5th period 2020
The whole country181 183184 9682.1
 
Viken56 35059 2675.2
Oslo48 31747 419-1.9
Innlandet6 6447 0526.1
Vestfold og Telemark8 4278 9275.9
Agder4 6595 0548.5
Rogaland10 78011 1063.0
Vestland21 02220 452-2.7
Møre og Romsdal7 9978 0030.1
Trøndelag - Trööndelage8 6739 2887.1
Nordland3 6383 8957.1
Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku4 6764 506-3.6

Table 4 
Turnover statistics except wholesale on a fee or contract basis. Turnover excluding VAT. NOK million

Turnover statistics except wholesale on a fee or contract basis. Turnover excluding VAT. NOK million
5th period 20196th period 20191st period 20202nd period 20203rd period 20204th period 20205th period 2020
Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles47 00240 94341 55940 15748 41247 41255 906
Sale of motor vehicles32 37329 12829 82427 66533 90134 77239 492
Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles8 5907 6997 7467 5678 8757 8029 545
Sale of motor vehicle parts and accessories5 6553 8343 6444 3224 7964 2126 437
Sale, maintenance and repair of motorcycles and related parts and accessories384282344603840626433
Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles181 183177 428158 655171 577177 835165 140184 968
Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals2 6632 3491 9452 6352 5111 6811 977
Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco64 5752 34961 20369 50671 03568 93073 625
Wholesale of household goods26 44465 10322 98423 87024 80024 34028 312
Wholesale of information and communication equipment8 61011 3668 2369 1588 7977 6428 953
Wholesale of machinery, equipment and supplies25 20424 54519 97422 87723 70819 88225 051
Other specialised wholesale50 91945 73342 12041 04244 26840 28044 025
Non-specialised wholesale trade2 7672 6872 1922 4882 7162 3863 025
Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles83 31497 38275 61683 238100 598100 88195 255
Retail sale in non-specialised stores32 22537 04731 72238 07941 01941 54139 226
Retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores3 8485 1653 4173 9954 6554 9064 395
Retail sale of automotive fuel in specialised stores8 4387 9867 5426 2107 6898 6527 521
Retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores7761 126713629772820737
Retail sale of other household equipment in specialised stores15 37816 66712 64414 25718 53218 21618 143
Retail sale of cultural and recreation goods in specialised stores3 7255 3173 0723 6275 5115 4674 041
Retail sale of other goods in specialised stores14 14317 75512 27510 56516 09115 08514 949
Retail sale via stalls and markets35732124414833
Retail trade not in stores, stalls and markets4 7456 2454 2105 8526 2886 1466 211

About the statistics

The purpose of the statistics is to identify the level and development of wholesale and retail trade.The turnover for a given year is only final when the last period in the following year is published. Both quarterly figures and figures for every second month are available in StatBank.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Turnover: Includes dutiable and duty-free sales income from goods and services. Financial revenues, public subsidies or value added tax are not included.

Standard classifications

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC2007).

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Wholesale and retail trade sales statistics
Topic: Wholesale and retail trade and service activities

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Responsible division

Division for Structural Business Statistics

Regional level

Concerns bimonthly data only: Regular publication of data divided by counties in addition to the data published at national level. Other geographical breakdown can be commissioned.

Frequency and timeliness

Bimonthly level-numbers and quarterly indices.

The bimonthly turnover statistics is initially published about seventeen weeks after the expiration of the statistical period. Revised data are then published respectively two and four months after the initial publication.

The quarterly indices are initially published about sixty days after the expiration of the quarter. They are published at the NACE two-digit sector level only (NACE 45 and 46). Revised data are published in connection with the next time publication, i.e. three months after the initial publication.

The published data are being revised up to two calendar years back in time. This is explained in the table beneath, with the quarterly indices as an example. Superscript T refers to the current year, while subscript 1-4 refers to the relevant quarter.

International reporting

The quarterly indices are reported to Eurostat, both gross data and data adjusted by working days, sixty days after the expiration of the quarter.

Microdata

Primary data and the compiled statistics are stored electronically in files of the in the programming language SAS.

Background

Background and purpose

The purpose of the statistics is to identify the level of and the development of wholesale and retail trade. The statistics has been produced since 1995.

From 1995 to 2006, only the bimonthly data where published nationally. The quarterly indices where published by Eurostat only. As from the first quarter of 2007, the quarterly indices are also published nationally.

Users and applications

Users include public and private sector agencies and organisations. The National Accounts statistics of Statistics Norway rely on the timely production of the Wholesale and Retail Statistics. Other users include the Research department of Statistics Norway.

Equal treatment of users

No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on ssb.no at 8 am. Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given in the Statistics Release Calendar. Principles of communication and dissemination

Coherence with other statistics

Similar statistics is being prepared for all dutiable industries. Change in the progress of turnover is compared with the monthly Index of Retail Trade. Both change in progress and level numbers are compared with the annual Structural statistics for Wholesale and Retail Trade.

Legal authority

The Statistics Act, paragraphs 3-2.

EEA reference

EU Council Regulation No 1165/98, May 19, 1998 regarding short-term statistics.

Production

Population

The population is all VAT-registered units within the industries of wholesale and retail trade, repair of vehicles and household goods and personal goods included. Agency business is not part of the population. This means NACE 45, 46 (except 46.1) and NACE 47, according to the Standard of Industrial Classification (SIC2007). State owned units and units owned by the social security administration or local or regional governments are not part of the population. The observed unit is mainly identical to the obliged VAT-registered unit, i.e. enterprises with an annual turnover that exceeds NOK 50 000.

Data sources and sampling

The VAT-register

The Wholesale and Retail Trade Statistics represent full-census survey data for the entire population.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

Data are collected from the VAT-register.

Turnover is controlled against earlier received data. If the divergence is considerable, the individual VAT-unit is contacted. Information from the VAT-register is controlled against the Central register of Establishments and Enterprises and the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities.

For the bimonthly statistics the data are summed up. When a VAT-unit consists of more than one active firm, the data is being divided according to registered turnover in the last annual data file from the Central register of Establishments and Enterprises.

The quarterly indices are computed from the bimonthly statistics. Therefore it is needed to divide some of the bimonthly data in two. For the division, the number of workdays within a month is used. The model for calculation of quarterly data is described below:

The variable Q refers to quarterly numbers, B is bimonthly numbers and wd is the number of workdays in March, April, September or October. Superscript T refers to the actual quarter, while subscript T refers to the current year. Subscript j shows that the data is divided into the most detailed NACE level as possible, i.e. three-, four- or five-digit sector level. Subscript h refers to two-digit sector level.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

If a table cell consists of less than three observations, the data for the actual table cell are not being published. This is necessary because it would be possible to identify the individual data from the actual enterprises. This is particularly important for regional data.

Comparability over time and space

In the period 1995 to 2002 the statistics was published according to the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC1994). From 2002 is has been published according to the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC2002), and from 2009 is has been published according to the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC2007)

Changes in the statistics: Before the first bimonthly term of 2001, the statistics only included dutiable sales. From the first term of 2001, the statistics includes both dutiable and duty-fee sales.

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

Measurement errors (the respondent gives erroneous data) and processing errors (wrong interpretation of digits and letters written on paper forms during optical scanning) may occur. These types of errors are tried to avoid through control routines, as explained in chapter 3.5. Another possible error may occur, if there are used out of date distribution formulas to divide turnover in cases where a VAT-unit consists of more than one firms.

Errors in the estimation of quarterly indices may occur if the development between first and second term, or fourth and fifth term, in the bimonthly statistics is substantially different last year and this year.

The County Revenue Office is contacted in cases where big enterprises have failed to respond. For the first and second time publication, unit non-response is imputated. By the third and last publication, the turnover for unit non-response is set to cero.

Not relevant

Other errors in the VAT-register, under reporting included. This is difficult to value, but it is assumed not to represent a substantial source of errors.

Revision

Not relevant