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Wholesale and retail trade sales statistics

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Key figures

39.6 %

increased turnover in E-commerce from the 4th period of 2019 to the 4th period of 2020

Wholesale and retail sale statistics (NOK million)1
TurnoverChange in per cent
4th period 20194th period 20204th period 2019 - 4th period 20202018 - 2019
1The figures do not include value added tax.
Sale and repair of motor vehicles43 14947 0689.12.4
Wholesale trade162 996165 0621.32.8
Retail trade89 176100 98413.21.9
Grocery trade31 94238 08419.22.0
E-commerce4 0915 71139.69.4

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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
4th period 20194th period 20204th period 2019 - 4th period 2020
The whole country89 176100 98413.2
 
Viken19 70822 36213.5
Oslo11 29312 74812.9
Innlandet6 5127 41713.9
Vestfold og Telemark7 9749 35817.4
Agder5 7866 74316.5
Rogaland6 9947 79211.4
Vestland10 19211 1779.7
Møre og Romsdal4 2744 77311.7
Trøndelag - Trööndelage7 7758 81213.3
Nordland4 4555 13915.4
Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku4 2134 66310.7

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
4th period 20194th period 20204th period 2019 - 4th period 2020
The whole country43 14947 0689.1
 
Viken15 10216 75110.9
Oslo7 3097 4902.5
Innlandet2 3832 5175.6
Vestfold og Telemark2 9933 2538.7
Agder1 9712 19111.2
Rogaland2 7332 9417.6
Vestland3 1013 45011.3
Møre og Romsdal1 5451 83318.6
Trøndelag - Trööndelage3 2743 72613.8
Nordland1 2841 3686.5
Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku1 4551 5476.3

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
4th period 20194th period 20204th period 2019 - 4th period 2020
The whole country162 996165 0621.3
 
Viken50 94254 5727.1
Oslo44 48043 161-3.0
Innlandet5 7676 2278.0
Vestfold og Telemark7 6068 0986.5
Agder4 6144 8495.1
Rogaland9 6009 6770.8
Vestland16 93515 537-8.3
Møre og Romsdal7 0156 768-3.5
Trøndelag - Trööndelage7 9908 4846.2
Nordland3 6373 6530.4
Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku4 4094 036-8.5

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
4th period 20195th period 20196th period 20191st period 20202nd period 20203rd period 20204th period 2020
Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles43 14947 00540 91341 56140 15948 42147 068
Sale of motor vehicles31 42932 53329 22029 92027 76633 98034 553
Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles7 3738 4737 6177 6887 5188 8077 711
Sale of motor vehicle parts and accessories3 7965 6163 7943 6084 2724 7934 178
Sale, maintenance and repair of motorcycles and related parts and accessories552384282345603841626
Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles162 996181 059177 693158 572171 428177 641165 062
Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals2 4352 6622 3481 9442 6342 5101 684
Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco60 0232 66265 35461 20869 50670 99268 903
Wholesale of household goods23 27564 67625 63122 95523 82424 76924 363
Wholesale of information and communication equipment7 9468 65211 4808 2269 1388 7897 627
Wholesale of machinery, equipment and supplies20 35124 91424 31119 89022 78223 60719 786
Other specialised wholesale46 72850 98945 87342 14341 04244 24140 307
Non-specialised wholesale trade2 2382 7782 6952 2052 5012 7332 393
Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles89 17683 35197 40275 65283 522100 671100 984
Retail sale in non-specialised stores35 12632 22737 05231 72538 26541 16241 644
Retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores4 2773 8465 1633 4163 9934 6534 909
Retail sale of automotive fuel in specialised stores9 1278 4547 9967 5456 2407 5068 537
Retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores8027761 126713629772817
Retail sale of other household equipment in specialised stores15 90815 37316 67012 63614 25918 51818 167
Retail sale of cultural and recreation goods in specialised stores4 6113 7265 3183 0753 6265 5125 442
Retail sale of other goods in specialised stores14 81714 14717 74712 30310 62416 20615 288
Retail sale via stalls and markets83357321244148
Retail trade not in stores, stalls and markets4 4274 7656 2584 2195 8606 3006 131

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