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Latest publication: Turnover of trade 2019, September

Published: 15 April 2008

Sales of retail trade grew by 14.0 per cent in February

According to Statistics Finland, retail trade sales were 14.0 per cent higher in February 2008 than one year previously. Department store sales grew by 14.3 per cent and daily consumer goods sales by 14.6 per cent in the same period. Strong growth was also recorded in wholesale trade and motor vehicle trade. In wholesale trade the growth from the previous year's corresponding month amounted to 14.0 per cent and in motor vehicle trade to 8.1 per cent. In total trade the growth of sales accelerated to 13.0 per cent in February.

The cumulative annual change of retail trade in January to February was 10.9 per cent. In the same period the corresponding figure for motor vehicle sales stood at 10.2 per cent and for daily consumer goods sales at 14.1 per cent. In total trade the growth of sales grew by 12.7 per cent in February from one year previously.

Annual change in turnover in trade industries by quarter in 2007, February 2008 and the early part of the year 2008, %

 
 
Annual change by quarter % Annual change
in latest month %*
Cumulative
annual change**
01-03/07 04-06/07 07-09/07 10-12/07 02/08 01-02/08
Total trade 8.1 7.0 6.4 7.2 13.0 12.7
Motol vehicle trade 9.5 7.8 7.6 -3.5 8.1 10.2
Wholesale trade 7.5 7.2 5.8 10.2 14.0 14.1
Retail trade 8.7 5.7 6.9 6.9 14.0 10.9
- daily consumer goods trade 6.4 5.1 4.9 7.9 14.6 11.7
- department store trade 12.4 4.9 7.6 8.4 14.3 10.8
*) Annual change compares February 2008 to the corresponding month of the year before.
**) The cumulative annual change compares January-February 2008 to the corresponding period of the year before.

A new calculation method of turnover and wage bill indicators will be introduced by summer 2008. Data on 2008 may become slightly revised due to the new calculation method. Further information on the methodological revision is available from Mr Antti Santaharju, tel. +358 9 1734 2720.

Source: Wholesale and retail trade 2008, February. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Retail trade: Mr Marko Tuomiaro +358 9 1734 2705, Ms Eeva Immonen +358 9 1734 3464
Motor vehicle trade and Wholesale trade: Ms Aila Kovanen +358 9 1734 3384

Director in charge: Ms Hannele Orjala

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Last updated 15.4.2008

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Turnover of trade [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0939. February 2008. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 18.11.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/klv/2008/02/klv_2008_02_2008-04-15_tie_002_en.html