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Wholesale and retail trade sales statistics

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5.0 %

increase in turnover for E-commerce

Wholesale and retail sale statistics (NOK million)1
TurnoverChange in per cent
5th period 20175th period 20185th period 2017 - 5th period 20182016 - 2017
1The figures do not include value added tax.
Sale and repair of motor vehicles46 10144 262-4.05.1
Wholesale trade165 383176 7466.96.6
Retail trade79 79181 8742.62.5
Grocery trade28 22028 9572.61.8
E-commerce3 6883 8745.014.6

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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
5th period 20175th period 20185th period 2017 - 5th period 2018
The whole country79 79181 8742.6
 
Østfold3 8694 0444.5
Akershus9 85610 2443.9
Oslo10 97711 2672.6
Hedmark2 9212 9842.2
Oppland2 8612 9633.6
Buskerud4 2904 3752.0
Vestfold4 0594 2093.7
Telemark2 6042 6772.8
Aust-Agder1 7801 8333.0
Vest-Agder2 7452 8182.7
Rogaland6 5056 6472.2
Hordaland7 5927 7602.2
Sogn og Fjordane1 5201 5310.7
Møre og Romsdal3 8253 8570.8
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)4 9350-100.0
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)1 9680-100.0
Trøndelag97 03478 055.6
Nordland3 6703 7141.2
Troms - Romsa2 6382 7253.3
Finnmark - Finnmárku1 1651 1902.1

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
5th period 20175th period 20185th period 2017 - 5th period 2018
The whole country46 10144 262-4.0
 
Østfold2 4412 324-4.8
Akershus9 74810 2595.2
Oslo8 9627 121-20.5
Hedmark1 2421 218-1.9
Oppland1 2721 226-3.6
Buskerud3 7823 122-17.5
Vestfold1 5681 503-4.1
Telemark1 4461 443-0.2
Aust-Agder7107150.7
Vest-Agder1 2781 3646.7
Rogaland2 8323 0317.0
Hordaland2 7262 694-1.2
Sogn og Fjordane54561913.6
Møre og Romsdal1 6241 6280.2
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)2 3430-100.0
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)9060-100.0
Trøndelag03 251.
Nordland1 2971 295-0.2
Troms - Romsa1 0181 0503.1
Finnmark - Finnmárku36039810.6

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
5th period 20175th period 20185th period 2017 - 5th period 2018
The whole country165 383176 7466.9
 
Østfold5 4365 4991.2
Akershus38 80641 8217.8
Oslo45 39449 1028.2
Hedmark3 8884 1677.2
Oppland2 2442 3565.0
Buskerud5 9626 4177.6
Vestfold6 3366 6765.4
Telemark1 5651 75011.8
Aust-Agder1 6661 7303.8
Vest-Agder2 6692 9169.3
Rogaland8 7819 5638.9
Hordaland16 43617 1104.1
Sogn og Fjordane2 4702 6667.9
Møre og Romsdal6 9337 2544.6
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)7 4600-100.0
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)1 0040-100.0
Trøndelag08 964.
Nordland4 0134 3398.1
Troms - Romsa3 6093 6270.5
Finnmark - Finnmárku71378910.7

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 20176th period 20171st period 20182nd period 20183rd period 20184th period 20185th period 2018
Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles46 10146 11939 05145 62947 05240 61844 262
Sale of motor vehicles32 92134 31828 80133 17833 64029 56330 571
Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles7 6367 5066 7227 7928 3716 9158 047
Sale of motor vehicle parts and accessories5 1894 0073 2214 0914 3323 6115 270
Sale, maintenance and repair of motorcycles and related parts and accessories355288307568709529375
Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles165 383176 410148 429162 889177 535159 017176 746
Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals2 3662 4431 8162 2692 6592 1722 317
Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco59 9382 44353 90660 82260 86757 82261 685
Wholesale of household goods25 44263 66822 06023 12822 90822 71525 587
Wholesale of information and communication equipment7 71610 1977 1487 0837 8227 2538 135
Wholesale of machinery, equipment and supplies21 19321 84217 69520 34522 76818 52422 857
Other specialised wholesale46 05750 60743 73646 90358 12148 39553 432
Non-specialised wholesale trade2 6712 9152 0682 3402 3902 1362 734
Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles79 79193 70070 75477 25488 45686 10481 874
Retail sale in non-specialised stores31 10135 43829 20732 00034 32533 77431 881
Retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores3 6194 8262 9763 6774 0744 0283 630
Retail sale of automotive fuel in specialised stores8 1087 4027 6958 1319 0949 2058 633
Retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores8121 120749696822782807
Retail sale of other household equipment in specialised stores14 55416 26211 44212 17615 12415 14515 074
Retail sale of cultural and recreation goods in specialised stores3 7905 8853 5134 0084 5674 7683 825
Retail sale of other goods in specialised stores13 78617 61711 52412 91916 46014 39113 784
Retail sale via stalls and markets25611321537627
Retail trade not in stores, stalls and markets3 9975 0893 6353 6263 9363 9364 214

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