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Wholesale and retail trade sales statistics

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Key figures

6.8 %

increase in turnover for ecommerce from 1st period 2019 to 1st period 2020

Wholesale and retail sale statistics (NOK million)1
TurnoverChange in per cent
1st period 20191st period 20201st period 2019 - 1st period 20202018 - 2019
1The figures do not include value added tax.
Sale and repair of motor vehicles39 27842 1467.32.4
Wholesale trade158 306156 671-1.03.6
Retail trade71 92975 5705.11.6
Grocery trade27 36229 2006.72.0
E-commerce3 7103 9626.88.5

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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
1st period 20191st period 20201st period 2019 - 1st period 2020
The whole country71 92975 5705.1
 
Viken16 20017 1896.1
Oslo10 43810 9885.3
Innlandet4 9865 1914.1
Vestfold og Telemark6 0146 3275.2
Agder4 0414 2615.4
Rogaland6 0916 3955.0
Vestland8 0898 5185.3
Møre og Romsdal3 3983 5013.0
Trøndelag - Trööndelage6 1026 3684.4
Nordland3 2003 3444.5
Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku3 3703 4873.5

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
1st period 20191st period 20201st period 2019 - 1st period 2020
The whole country39 27842 1467.3
 
Viken13 53514 89710.1
Oslo7 2328 02611.0
Innlandet1 9902 23212.2
Vestfold og Telemark2 5812 8008.5
Agder1 7461 99014.0
Rogaland2 6812 659-0.8
Vestland3 0073 001-0.2
Møre og Romsdal1 3771 4243.4
Trøndelag - Trööndelage2 7902 709-2.9
Nordland1 0911 1263.2
Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku1 2491 2842.8

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
1st period 20191st period 20201st period 2019 - 1st period 2020
The whole country158 306156 671-1.0
 
Viken49 20846 547-5.4
Oslo42 67041 712-2.2
Innlandet5 5135 5951.5
Vestfold og Telemark7 1157 5365.9
Agder4 1003 999-2.5
Rogaland9 3179 3380.2
Vestland16 44217 7057.7
Møre og Romsdal7 0976 966-1.8
Trøndelag - Trööndelage7 9297 539-4.9
Nordland3 6964 20713.8
Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku5 2195 5285.9

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
1st period 20192nd period 20193rd period 20194th period 20195th period 20196th period 20191st period 2020
Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles39 27845 82748 99543 12946 99540 91242 146
Sale of motor vehicles28 78433 36735 71731 39432 49329 18730 548
Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles6 7637 5978 2347 3428 4637 6187 679
Sale of motor vehicle parts and accessories3 3964 2604 3743 8415 6553 8253 555
Sale, maintenance and repair of motorcycles and related parts and accessories334602670552384282365
Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles158 306172 767174 551164 409182 168179 107156 671
Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals2 0012 7132 8152 4362 6632 3491 619
Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco58 8862 71360 58460 20365 13766 30661 111
Wholesale of household goods23 02666 51523 01123 22626 33225 56723 224
Wholesale of information and communication equipment8 3118 1898 1907 9188 62111 4788 218
Wholesale of machinery, equipment and supplies19 96522 18524 39020 30424 85524 25119 604
Other specialised wholesale43 93247 77053 16848 07051 77346 43440 655
Non-specialised wholesale trade2 1852 4202 3922 2522 7862 7202 241
Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles71 92980 07587 85789 01982 94497 28675 570
Retail sale in non-specialised stores29 86733 36233 93935 14032 23837 13431 866
Retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores3 1433 9034 1464 2803 8505 1673 407
Retail sale of automotive fuel in specialised stores7 5508 0948 9508 9788 2777 8667 419
Retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores6646417308027781 129714
Retail sale of other household equipment in specialised stores11 69012 91315 21315 91415 15516 63812 306
Retail sale of cultural and recreation goods in specialised stores3 3223 8984 4974 6073 7205 3123 286
Retail sale of other goods in specialised stores11 73113 25916 03014 81814 16017 76312 307
Retail sale via stalls and markets14215183357321
Retail trade not in stores, stalls and markets3 9483 9844 3004 3984 7316 2044 243

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