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Wholesale and retail trade sales statistics

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Key figures

9.3 %

growth in E-commerce in 1st period 2018 compared to the same period in 2017

Wholesale and retail sale statistics (NOK million)1
TurnoverChange in per cent
1st period 20171st period 20181st period 2017 - 1st period 20182016 - 2017
1The figures do not include value added tax.
Sale and repair of motor vehicles38 52639 6803.05.5
Wholesale trade133 165142 9097.31.1
Retail trade68 67370 7173.02.3
Grocery trade26 01626 7622.91.9
E-commerce3 1063 3969.313.5

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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 20171st period 20181st period 2017 - 1st period 2018
The whole country68 67370 7173.0
 
Østfold3 2673 3281.9
Akershus8 3458 5622.6
Oslo9 5639 9914.5
Hedmark2 4872 5763.6
Oppland2 4422 5554.6
Buskerud3 7283 7971.9
Vestfold3 4573 6214.7
Telemark2 2282 3143.9
Aust-Agder1 5591 5741.0
Vest-Agder2 3522 4092.4
Rogaland5 8465 9692.1
Hordaland6 6636 8322.5
Sogn og Fjordane1 2501 2721.8
Møre og Romsdal3 3343 3781.3
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)4 2202-100.0
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)1 6310-100.0
Trøndelag06 000.
Nordland3 0733 1863.7
Troms - Romsa2 2842 3643.5
Finnmark - Finnmárku9479874.2

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 20171st period 20181st period 2017 - 1st period 2018
The whole country38 52639 6803.0
 
Østfold1 9492 0615.7
Akershus8 3269 22010.7
Oslo7 1537 018-1.9
Hedmark1 0291 0744.4
Oppland1 0561 055-0.1
Buskerud3 2023 173-0.9
Vestfold1 2261 2290.2
Telemark1 1901 32811.6
Aust-Agder585531-9.2
Vest-Agder1 0611 16910.2
Rogaland2 5052 433-2.9
Hordaland2 3802 364-0.7
Sogn og Fjordane491467-4.9
Møre og Romsdal1 4031 4634.3
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)1 8558-99.6
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)7860-100.0
Trøndelag02 659.
Nordland1 0861 1647.2
Troms - Romsa910885-2.7
Finnmark - Finnmárku33238014.5

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 20171st period 20181st period 2017 - 1st period 2018
The whole country133 165142 9097.3
 
Østfold4 1794 5358.5
Akershus28 06931 57812.5
Oslo39 53641 1824.2
Hedmark3 2113 62412.9
Oppland1 5851 7379.6
Buskerud4 6114 8805.8
Vestfold4 9485 3027.2
Telemark1 3301 327-0.2
Aust-Agder1 4221 4592.6
Vest-Agder2 0352 2138.7
Rogaland6 5337 58716.1
Hordaland13 85212 670-8.5
Sogn og Fjordane1 9441 892-2.7
Møre og Romsdal5 9656 3997.3
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)5 3420-100.0
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)7350-100.0
Trøndelag07 166.
Nordland3 3464 35530.2
Troms - Romsa3 7704 20011.4
Finnmark - Finnmárku7528026.6

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 20172nd period 20173rd period 20174th period 20175th period 20176th period 20171st period 2018
Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles38 52641 92844 88741 63046 19846 28639 680
Sale of motor vehicles28 61730 61332 34531 00833 27734 40129 520
Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles6 5856 9467 7196 6737 6347 7746 704
Sale of motor vehicle parts and accessories3 0323 8414 2013 4664 9323 8233 150
Sale, maintenance and repair of motorcycles and related parts and accessories292528621483355288307
Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles133 165147 437159 411142 438158 047161 360142 909
Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals1 6962 1773 0242 3022 3512 4311 837
Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco46 8442 17753 68250 76552 94456 41350 672
Wholesale of household goods21 17952 79423 21821 64425 24024 02422 278
Wholesale of information and communication equipment7 0037 4318 3217 0477 94510 6487 349
Wholesale of machinery, equipment and supplies16 69419 87222 38917 75321 20521 91417 938
Other specialised wholesale37 80840 41146 32040 88245 67143 00440 757
Non-specialised wholesale trade1 9412 3202 4562 0452 6912 9252 077
Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles68 67375 31285 96283 65379 58293 74770 717
Retail sale in non-specialised stores28 35931 15933 18432 67931 14035 50329 202
Retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores2 8943 5363 8033 8123 5814 8182 966
Retail sale of automotive fuel in specialised stores7 4597 6928 5758 4617 9717 5137 683
Retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores7476817958138021 108733
Retail sale of other household equipment in specialised stores11 19612 30515 24115 12114 54416 21611 401
Retail sale of cultural and recreation goods in specialised stores3 2303 9334 4594 6833 7765 8763 535
Retail sale of other goods in specialised stores11 42812 62016 08514 30713 78017 61011 556
Retail sale via stalls and markets19174379256117
Retail trade not in stores, stalls and markets3 3413 3693 7773 6983 9645 0423 624

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

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