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Wholesale and retail trade sales statistics

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Key figures

6.5 %

increase in turnover for E-commerce

Wholesale and retail sale statistics (NOK million)1
TurnoverChange in per cent
1st period 20181st period 20191st period 2018 - 1st period 20192017 - 2018
1The figures do not include value added tax.
Sale and repair of motor vehicles39 07538 997-0.20.2
Wholesale trade150 142162 1348.06.8
Retail trade70 82871 8061.42.7
Grocery trade26 73527 3602.33.1
E-commerce3 4573 6806.57.5

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

Sales statistics of retail sales excluding sales of motorized vehicles. Sales exlude VAT Sales, by county
NOK millionChange in per cent
1st period 20181st period 20191st period 2018 - 1st period 2019
The whole country70 82871 8061.4
 
Østfold3 3813 4090.8
Akershus8 6628 7110.6
Oslo10 04510 3783.3
Hedmark2 5612 5610.0
Oppland2 5362 5721.4
Buskerud3 8083 8691.6
Vestfold3 6553 7643.0
Telemark2 2732 3021.3
Aust-Agder1 5521 5912.5
Vest-Agder2 4072 4652.4
Rogaland5 9896 0851.6
Hordaland6 8386 829-0.1
Sogn og Fjordane1 2711 2931.7
Møre og Romsdal3 3523 3861.0
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)00.
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)00.
Trøndelag5 9956 0681.2
Nordland3 1643 1700.2
Troms - Romsa2 3452 3480.1
Finnmark - Finnmárku9961 0050.9

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

Sale, maintenance and repair of motor vehicles, motorcycles.. Sales exlude VAT Sales, by county
NOK millionChange in per cent
1st period 20181st period 20191st period 2018 - 1st period 2019
The whole country39 07538 997-0.2
 
Østfold2 0032 0090.3
Akershus9 1988 377-8.9
Oslo6 8386 8690.5
Hedmark1 0431 042-0.1
Oppland1 0651 015-4.7
Buskerud3 1623 156-0.2
Vestfold1 2591 2731.1
Telemark1 2141 3228.9
Aust-Agder51859815.4
Vest-Agder1 0661 1255.5
Rogaland2 4732 6667.8
Hordaland2 2932 4878.5
Sogn og Fjordane4654874.7
Møre og Romsdal1 4251 393-2.2
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)00.
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)00.
Trøndelag2 6542 8055.7
Nordland1 1281 093-3.1
Troms - Romsa8919011.1
Finnmark - Finnmárku380378-0.5

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

Wholesale trade and commission trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles. Sales exlude VAT Sales, by county
NOK millionChange in per cent
1st period 20181st period 20191st period 2018 - 1st period 2019
The whole country150 142162 1348.0
 
Østfold4 6014 7012.2
Akershus34 85138 61510.8
Oslo42 47045 5237.2
Hedmark3 6713 9938.8
Oppland1 7411 8234.7
Buskerud5 0455 58410.7
Vestfold5 5685 8344.8
Telemark1 3241 51514.4
Aust-Agder1 4341 5528.2
Vest-Agder2 3862 5838.3
Rogaland7 9729 08113.9
Hordaland13 24414 4659.2
Sogn og Fjordane1 8702 10312.5
Møre og Romsdal6 5467 0157.2
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)00.
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)00.
Trøndelag7 3168 18711.9
Nordland4 9974 323-13.5
Troms - Romsa4 3774 4882.5
Finnmark - Finnmárku7307492.6

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
1st period 20182nd period 20183rd period 20184th period 20185th period 20186th period 20181st period 2019
Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles39 07545 61547 06740 60444 15642 33038 997
Sale of motor vehicles28 77933 11233 60129 52330 53830 93928 299
Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles6 7577 8348 4176 9337 9577 4497 006
Sale of motor vehicle parts and accessories3 2324 1014 3403 6185 2843 6363 357
Sale, maintenance and repair of motorcycles and related parts and accessories307568709529377306336
Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles150 142165 540178 286160 499178 799180 620162 134
Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals1 8032 2482 6322 1552 2572 2981 759
Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco53 8472 24860 42457 33861 34862 31858 726
Wholesale of household goods24 15360 80625 29624 99127 87225 48424 207
Wholesale of information and communication equipment7 4067 3208 0757 4008 34610 7008 340
Wholesale of machinery, equipment and supplies18 12320 76023 12718 94423 19423 75220 368
Other specialised wholesale42 74046 73056 39847 59053 09553 37146 514
Non-specialised wholesale trade2 0712 2862 3342 0812 6882 6982 220
Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles70 82877 38288 57586 24282 01796 05271 806
Retail sale in non-specialised stores29 16331 99434 32233 78231 90536 41729 858
Retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores3 0573 7624 1374 1043 7285 0103 136
Retail sale of automotive fuel in specialised stores7 7378 1659 1399 2488 6788 2587 533
Retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores7527008257888091 025648
Retail sale of other household equipment in specialised stores11 36612 06314 98215 00914 92916 40911 678
Retail sale of cultural and recreation goods in specialised stores3 4944 0114 5824 7533 8005 6443 234
Retail sale of other goods in specialised stores11 56413 02116 56914 49713 88117 66111 773
Retail sale via stalls and markets12205275286915
Retail trade not in stores, stalls and markets3 6843 6463 9663 9864 2605 5603 931

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 Construction and Service

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