Published: 12 December 2008
According to Statistics Finland, retail trade sales were 4.7 per cent higher in October 2008 than one year earlier. Sales volume grew by 0.2 per cent in the same time period. Department store sales grew by 5.0 per cent and daily consumer goods sales by 10.2 per cent. In wholesale trade, sales grew by 6.9 per cent whereas in motor vehicle trade sales fell by 3.7 per cent from twelve months back. In total trade, sales went up by 4.7 per cent in October.
The cumulative annual change in retail trade sales over the January to October period was 6.6 per cent. Over the same time period the corresponding growth in motor vehicle sales was 4.7 per cent and in wholesale trade sales 11.7 per cent. In total trade, sales grew by 9.3 per cent year-on-year in the January to October period.
Annual change in turnover in trade industries in latest past quarters, and in October and early part of 2008, %
||Annual change by quarter %||Annual
change in latest month % *)
|Motor vehicle trade||-3.5||3.6||6.7||6.7||-3.7||4.7|
|- daily consumer goods trade||7.5||9.0||8.5||8.7||10.2||8.9|
|- department store trade||7.7||3.7||8.7||4.5||5.0||5.6|
|*) Annual change compares October 2008
to the corresponding month of the year before.
**) Cumulative annual change compares January-October 2008 to the corresponding period of the year before.
Starting from data concerning January 2009, the revised TOL 2008 standard classification of industries and base year 2005=100 will be introduced in these statistics. A news item about the adoption of TOL 2008 in statistics describing turnover in trade is posted on the home page of the statistics.
Source: Turnover of trade 2008, October. Statistics Finland
Inquiries: Retail trade: Mr Marko Tuomiaro +358 9
1734 2705 and 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 12.12.2008