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Wholesale and retail trade sales statistics

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Key figures

9.3 %

increase in turnover for E-commerce

Wholesale and retail sale statistics (NOK million)1
TurnoverChange in per cent
6th period 20176th period 20186th period 2017 - 6th period 20182017 - 2018
1The figures do not include value added tax.
Sale and repair of motor vehicles46 13342 114-8.70.1
Wholesale trade175 943179 4962.07.2
Retail trade93 51195 2111.82.0
Grocery trade31 18332 0822.93.3
E-commerce4 6585 0899.34.6

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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
6th period 20176th period 20186th period 2017 - 6th period 2018
The whole country93 51195 2111.8
 
Østfold4 4364 5342.2
Akershus11 70912 1834.0
Oslo12 83713 0571.7
Hedmark3 3023 3310.9
Oppland3 2633 3613.0
Buskerud4 9605 0461.7
Vestfold4 7404 9053.5
Telemark2 9803 0091.0
Aust-Agder2 0862 1040.9
Vest-Agder3 2223 2872.0
Rogaland7 8778 0622.3
Hordaland9 0939 2241.4
Sogn og Fjordane1 7781 770-0.4
Møre og Romsdal4 5814 560-0.5
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)5 7000-100.0
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)2 2820-100.0
Trøndelag08 087.
Nordland4 2734 258-0.4
Troms - Romsa3 0793 0910.4
Finnmark - Finnmárku1 3121 3412.2

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
6th period 20176th period 20186th period 2017 - 6th period 2018
The whole country46 13342 114-8.7
 
Østfold2 3352 116-9.4
Akershus10 2579 503-7.4
Oslo8 8427 238-18.1
Hedmark1 2311 103-10.4
Oppland1 2041 116-7.3
Buskerud3 8523 839-0.3
Vestfold1 4911 421-4.7
Telemark1 4601 451-0.6
Aust-Agder665644-3.2
Vest-Agder1 2351 146-7.2
Rogaland2 9892 788-6.7
Hordaland2 7382 524-7.8
Sogn og Fjordane538520-3.3
Møre og Romsdal1 5451 387-10.2
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)2 3050-100.0
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)8990-100.0
Trøndelag02 932.
Nordland1 1411 109-2.8
Troms - Romsa970890-8.2
Finnmark - Finnmárku436387-11.2

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 20176th period 20186th period 2017 - 6th period 2018
The whole country175 943179 4962.0
 
Østfold5 1305 3003.3
Akershus40 50040 4830.0
Oslo55 47054 073-2.5
Hedmark3 8404 22910.1
Oppland2 0732 2136.8
Buskerud5 8396 2096.3
Vestfold6 3256 7426.6
Telemark1 5691 6686.3
Aust-Agder1 7481 7560.5
Vest-Agder2 7022 693-0.3
Rogaland9 3089 8175.5
Hordaland15 68616 6206.0
Sogn og Fjordane2 3062 4777.4
Møre og Romsdal6 9857 1652.6
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)7 4570-100.0
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)1 0740-100.0
Trøndelag08 609.
Nordland3 4604 68235.3
Troms - Romsa3 7524 0377.6
Finnmark - Finnmárku7197210.3

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
6th period 20171st period 20182nd period 20183rd period 20184th period 20185th period 20186th period 2018
Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles46 13339 06445 60447 02340 59044 22842 114
Sale of motor vehicles34 32228 78733 13133 58929 53030 61430 797
Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles7 5126 7457 8138 3926 9197 9547 382
Sale of motor vehicle parts and accessories4 0123 2254 0924 3343 6125 2843 635
Sale, maintenance and repair of motorcycles and related parts and accessories288307568709529377301
Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles175 943150 970165 542180 166161 490179 433179 496
Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals2 4351 7992 2452 6292 1522 2542 292
Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco63 4981 79960 75660 86157 83861 80860 200
Wholesale of household goods24 00753 80625 39025 30624 98327 17626 415
Wholesale of information and communication equipment10 2717 3007 2347 9917 3248 22610 655
Wholesale of machinery, equipment and supplies22 39618 14020 77823 15018 96123 21323 843
Other specialised wholesale50 44843 72046 85257 89548 15154 09353 419
Non-specialised wholesale trade2 8882 0712 2872 3342 0812 6622 673
Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles93 51170 65077 13388 32385 98180 60695 211
Retail sale in non-specialised stores35 44029 19331 99234 32533 77032 21636 428
Retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores4 8763 0453 7434 1224 1043 7075 011
Retail sale of automotive fuel in specialised stores7 3807 7158 1399 1099 2257 4358 218
Retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores1 1217496978247848061 026
Retail sale of other household equipment in specialised stores16 12911 35712 07215 00815 01915 07616 408
Retail sale of cultural and recreation goods in specialised stores5 8663 5164 0124 5694 7483 7835 635
Retail sale of other goods in specialised stores17 64211 50812 90416 44314 36013 41516 979
Retail sale via stalls and markets61132153762867
Retail trade not in stores, stalls and markets4 9983 5553 5533 8703 8954 1405 440

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