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Wholesale and retail trade sales statistics

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Key figures

4.1 %

increase in turnover for grocery trade

Wholesale and retail sale statistics (NOK million)1
TurnoverChange in per cent
4th period 20184th period 20194th period 2018 - 4th period 20192017 - 2018
1The figures do not include value added tax.
Sale and repair of motor vehicles40 68943 2876.40.4
Wholesale trade160 718167 5154.26.8
Retail trade86 19988 8953.12.3
Grocery trade30 74231 9944.13.3
E-commerce3 6404 08612.35.8

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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
4th period 20184th period 20194th period 2018 - 4th period 2019
The whole country86 19988 8953.1
 
Østfold4 3284 3951.5
Akershus10 07510 1851.1
Oslo10 48411 3157.9
Hedmark3 1683 2191.6
Oppland3 3923 4822.7
Buskerud4 5554 7173.6
Vestfold4 7464 9273.8
Telemark3 0513 0941.4
Aust-Agder2 3492 4182.9
Vest-Agder3 3023 3611.8
Rogaland6 7226 9393.2
Hordaland8 0838 2732.4
Sogn og Fjordane1 8351 9003.5
Møre og Romsdal4 1534 2712.8
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)00.
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)00.
Trøndelag7 5057 7383.1
Nordland4 3494 4552.4
Troms - Romsa2 7972 8983.6
Finnmark - Finnmárku1 3061 3070.1

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
4th period 20184th period 20194th period 2018 - 4th period 2019
The whole country40 68943 2876.4
 
Østfold2 1812 45512.6
Akershus8 2388 7255.9
Oslo6 8347 2956.7
Hedmark1 2181 2472.4
Oppland1 2341 197-3.0
Buskerud3 4063 85413.2
Vestfold1 4871 5635.1
Telemark1 3331 4408.0
Aust-Agder63370912.0
Vest-Agder1 2011 2645.2
Rogaland2 6962 7281.2
Hordaland2 4502 5233.0
Sogn og Fjordane50257714.9
Møre og Romsdal1 6621 634-1.7
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)00.
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)00.
Trøndelag3 0903 3297.7
Nordland1 2091 2977.3
Troms - Romsa9781 0376.0
Finnmark - Finnmárku33841121.6

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
4th period 20184th period 20194th period 2018 - 4th period 2019
The whole country160 718167 5154.2
 
Østfold4 7534 9965.1
Akershus39 04940 5763.9
Oslo44 74146 9985.0
Hedmark3 9274 0402.9
Oppland1 9741 953-1.1
Buskerud5 7936 1696.5
Vestfold6 2726 139-2.1
Telemark1 4361 5276.3
Aust-Agder1 8071 9156.0
Vest-Agder2 5142 6575.7
Rogaland8 7169 81712.6
Hordaland13 80014 2813.5
Sogn og Fjordane2 3112 57411.4
Møre og Romsdal6 5336 9907.0
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)00.
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)00.
Trøndelag7 8288 1544.2
Nordland5 0274 234-15.8
Troms - Romsa3 4783 7116.7
Finnmark - Finnmárku7617863.3

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 20185th period 20186th period 20181st period 20192nd period 20193rd period 20194th period 2019
Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles40 68944 28442 36739 34846 02449 21543 287
Sale of motor vehicles29 47130 56530 89828 82633 40835 78331 410
Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles6 9897 9697 4526 7797 7338 3677 461
Sale of motor vehicle parts and accessories3 6985 3733 7103 4164 2864 4023 867
Sale, maintenance and repair of motorcycles and related parts and accessories530377306327597663549
Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles160 718178 536181 705161 741175 424177 784167 515
Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals2 1582 2572 2971 7502 4852 6032 093
Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco57 8572 25762 86059 33466 95461 00460 546
Wholesale of household goods24 99161 80425 45524 03124 14123 98323 958
Wholesale of information and communication equipment7 2698 20410 5808 2878 1688 1457 987
Wholesale of machinery, equipment and supplies18 99223 20623 75119 79421 99324 20220 289
Other specialised wholesale47 36953 27954 07046 33049 30455 46750 428
Non-specialised wholesale trade2 0832 6832 6922 2152 3792 3812 214
Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles86 19980 42296 01972 05380 07287 76188 895
Retail sale in non-specialised stores33 79132 23236 49229 86733 35633 94035 189
Retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores4 0873 4275 0023 1503 8934 1594 279
Retail sale of automotive fuel in specialised stores9 3067 5368 2737 5338 0128 7188 766
Retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores7938101 030667645735798
Retail sale of other household equipment in specialised stores15 04715 11316 42811 72812 92715 26015 882
Retail sale of cultural and recreation goods in specialised stores4 7873 7895 5743 3403 8994 4944 608
Retail sale of other goods in specialised stores14 37913 31617 66711 78813 33116 10514 864
Retail sale via stalls and markets75286915225286
Retail trade not in stores, stalls and markets3 9334 1725 4833 9653 9874 2984 422

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