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Wholesale and retail trade sales statistics

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Key figures

7.8 %

increase in turnover for ecommerce from 2018 to 2019

Wholesale and retail sale statistics (NOK million)1
TurnoverChange in per cent
6th period 20186th period 20196th period 2018 - 6th period 20192018 - 2019
1The figures do not include value added tax.
Sale and repair of motor vehicles42 37441 094-3.02.6
Wholesale trade179 107175 903-1.83.5
Retail trade96 08896 7600.71.5
Grocery trade32 09332 6111.62.0
E-commerce5 2845 6136.27.8

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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
6th period 20186th period 20196th period 2018 - 6th period 2019
The whole country96 08896 7600.7
 
Østfold (-2019)4 5904 6120.5
Akershus (-2019)11 86812 0781.8
Oslo13 61713 8741.9
Hedmark (-2019)3 3413 332-0.3
Oppland (-2019)3 4033 4681.9
Buskerud (-2019)5 0685 1601.8
Vestfold (-2019)5 0655 1441.6
Telemark (-2019)3 0022 984-0.6
Aust-Agder (-2019)2 1062 1763.3
Vest-Agder (-2019)3 3183 281-1.1
Rogaland8 1108 1130.0
Hordaland (-2019)9 2759 193-0.9
Sogn og Fjordane (-2019)1 7801 7880.4
Møre og Romsdal4 6134 594-0.4
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)00.
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)00.
Trøndelag - Trööndelage8 1548 1630.1
Nordland4 3254 3370.3
Troms - Romsa (-2019)3 1143 1350.7
Finnmark - Finnmárku (-2019)1 3371 328-0.7

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
6th period 20186th period 20196th period 2018 - 6th period 2019
The whole country42 37441 094-3.0
 
Østfold (-2019)2 1822 3146.0
Akershus (-2019)9 1858 989-2.1
Oslo7 5766 683-11.8
Hedmark (-2019)1 1201 2319.9
Oppland (-2019)1 1211 1220.1
Buskerud (-2019)3 9563 404-14.0
Vestfold (-2019)1 3791 4746.9
Telemark (-2019)1 4171 4734.0
Aust-Agder (-2019)6356868.0
Vest-Agder (-2019)1 2871 217-5.4
Rogaland2 7652 685-2.9
Hordaland (-2019)2 5122 287-9.0
Sogn og Fjordane (-2019)5265474.0
Møre og Romsdal1 3941 4544.3
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)00.
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)00.
Trøndelag - Trööndelage2 9472 923-0.8
Nordland1 1061 2069.0
Troms - Romsa (-2019)8801 01615.5
Finnmark - Finnmárku (-2019)387383-1.0

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
6th period 20186th period 20196th period 2018 - 6th period 2019
The whole country179 107175 903-1.8
 
Østfold (-2019)4 8625 2097.1
Akershus (-2019)41 36741 4780.3
Oslo53 07849 159-7.4
Hedmark (-2019)4 1114 056-1.3
Oppland (-2019)2 1902 082-4.9
Buskerud (-2019)6 3406 3920.8
Vestfold (-2019)6 7915 424-20.1
Telemark (-2019)1 6681 7213.2
Aust-Agder (-2019)1 7621 703-3.3
Vest-Agder (-2019)2 7552 8433.2
Rogaland10 51710 5510.3
Hordaland (-2019)16 93617 8175.2
Sogn og Fjordane (-2019)2 4862 97319.6
Møre og Romsdal7 2627 7677.0
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)00.
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)00.
Trøndelag - Trööndelage8 5118 294-2.5
Nordland3 7683 690-2.1
Troms - Romsa (-2019)3 9733 951-0.6
Finnmark - Finnmárku (-2019)7307441.9

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
6th period 20181st period 20192nd period 20193rd period 20194th period 20195th period 20196th period 2019
Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles42 37439 27145 94049 11943 23947 07041 094
Sale of motor vehicles31 01528 77033 34735 69731 37732 41929 211
Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles7 3496 7727 7328 3787 4698 6127 786
Sale of motor vehicle parts and accessories3 6973 3954 2604 3743 8415 6553 821
Sale, maintenance and repair of motorcycles and related parts and accessories314334602670552384275
Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles179 107158 658173 195175 223164 864182 647175 903
Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals2 6152 0012 7132 8152 4362 6632 342
Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco62 8812 00166 50360 57360 18465 12965 796
Wholesale of household goods24 48558 87423 05523 07023 24826 36224 188
Wholesale of information and communication equipment10 8598 4718 3158 2667 9198 6229 835
Wholesale of machinery, equipment and supplies23 92719 91322 13624 35620 28924 81724 229
Other specialised wholesale51 53144 03447 95853 64248 47252 17946 709
Non-specialised wholesale trade2 8092 2742 5162 5012 3172 8752 802
Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles96 08871 91780 09087 87689 03582 93996 760
Retail sale in non-specialised stores36 41129 86633 36033 93735 13832 22737 040
Retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores5 0003 1433 9034 1464 2803 8505 163
Retail sale of automotive fuel in specialised stores8 2717 5238 0958 9598 9868 2867 983
Retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores1 0276656427308027781 131
Retail sale of other household equipment in specialised stores16 42311 69112 91415 21415 91415 15616 504
Retail sale of cultural and recreation goods in specialised stores5 6473 3223 8984 4964 6063 7105 277
Retail sale of other goods in specialised stores17 60811 72713 25616 02914 81414 15117 623
Retail sale via stalls and markets69152252843662
Retail trade not in stores, stalls and markets5 6323 9654 0004 3124 4114 7455 978

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