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Wholesale and retail trade sales statistics

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Key figures

15.8 %

increase in turnover for grocery trade sales from the 1st period of 2019 to the 2nd period of 2020

Wholesale and retail sale statistics (NOK million)1
TurnoverChange in per cent
2nd period 20192nd period 20202nd period 2019 - 2nd period 20202018 - 2019
1The figures do not include value added tax.
Sale and repair of motor vehicles45 82540 198-12.32.4
Wholesale trade172 034171 9950.03.2
Retail trade80 11983 1953.81.7
Grocery trade30 47335 29915.82.0
E-commerce3 7075 34244.18.8

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

Sales statistics of retail sales excluding sales of motorized vehicles. Sales exclude VAT, by county.
NOK millionChange in per cent
2nd period 20192nd period 20202nd period 2019 - 2nd period 2020
The whole country80 11983 1953.8
 
Viken18 20919 5997.6
Oslo11 02611 6325.5
Innlandet5 6145 497-2.1
Vestfold og Telemark6 7167 3239.0
Agder4 6394 9135.9
Rogaland6 8017 0183.2
Vestland9 2009 1960.0
Møre og Romsdal3 8283 8440.4
Trøndelag - Trööndelage6 7826 8471.0
Nordland3 6403 6520.3
Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku3 6653 6730.2

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

Sales, maintenance and repair of motor vehicles, motorcycles.. Sales exclude VAT, by county
NOK millionChange in per cent
2nd period 20192nd period 20202nd period 2019 - 2nd period 2020
The whole country45 82540 198-12.3
 
Viken15 45713 497-12.7
Oslo8 7967 338-16.6
Innlandet2 2742 151-5.4
Vestfold og Telemark3 0652 709-11.6
Agder2 0492 028-1.0
Rogaland3 0642 693-12.1
Vestland3 4892 957-15.2
Møre og Romsdal1 6161 449-10.3
Trøndelag - Trööndelage3 3832 939-13.1
Nordland1 2431 150-7.5
Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku1 3891 286-7.4

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

Wholesale trade and commision trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles. Sales exclude VAT, by county.
NOK millionChange in per cent
2nd period 20192nd period 20202nd period 2019 - 2nd period 2020
The whole country172 034171 9950.0
 
Viken53 11553 8221.3
Oslo45 50243 334-4.8
Innlandet5 9236 1914.5
Vestfold og Telemark7 9308 1332.6
Agder4 5164 7405.0
Rogaland9 87511 45516.0
Vestland17 93217 380-3.1
Møre og Romsdal7 7087 320-5.0
Trøndelag - Trööndelage8 3618 5762.6
Nordland4 7265 0787.4
Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku6 4455 964-7.5

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
2nd period 20193rd period 20194th period 20195th period 20196th period 20191st period 20202nd period 2020
Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles45 82548 99343 12746 98740 91041 57840 198
Sale of motor vehicles33 37335 72131 39832 49829 19729 90327 823
Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles7 5918 2307 3378 4577 6087 6797 471
Sale of motor vehicle parts and accessories4 2584 3723 8395 6473 8233 6504 294
Sale, maintenance and repair of motorcycles and related parts and accessories602670552384282346610
Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles172 034173 885163 623181 614178 382160 358171 995
Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals2 7122 8142 4352 6622 3491 9442 425
Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco66 3672 81460 11364 75365 49360 66368 848
Wholesale of household goods23 01460 53023 26226 37425 60722 96724 697
Wholesale of information and communication equipment8 3048 2717 9168 61911 4508 2099 132
Wholesale of machinery, equipment and supplies22 17924 38820 30224 85224 24719 85822 869
Other specialised wholesale47 03852 42947 34151 56546 51144 50141 433
Non-specialised wholesale trade2 4202 3922 2522 7882 7262 2162 591
Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles80 11987 84389 00483 14797 23475 62383 195
Retail sale in non-specialised stores33 35933 93735 14032 23337 06431 72938 199
Retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores3 9024 1464 2793 8505 1663 4193 990
Retail sale of automotive fuel in specialised stores8 0958 9518 9798 2787 8667 4976 100
Retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores6417308027781 129715628
Retail sale of other household equipment in specialised stores12 95215 19315 88715 35216 65012 67014 242
Retail sale of cultural and recreation goods in specialised stores3 8974 4964 6063 7195 3113 0653 659
Retail sale of other goods in specialised stores13 25816 03114 82214 16217 76412 31410 654
Retail sale via stalls and markets21518335732126
Retail trade not in stores, stalls and markets3 9944 3094 4074 7416 2114 1935 695

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