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Latest publication: Turnover of trade 2019, April

Published: 14 January 2013

Retail trade sales grew by 4.6 per cent year-on-year in November

According to Statistics Finland, retail trade sales grew by 4.6 per cent in November from November 2011. The volume of sales, from which the impact of prices has been eliminated, grew by 1.4 per cent in retail trade over the same period. In daily consumer goods trade, sales grew by 5.4 per cent and in department store trade by 4.6 per cent year-on-year. In contrast, wholesale trade sales went down by 1.5 per cent and motor vehicle trade sales by 27.3 per cent from twelve months back. In total trade, sales contracted by 3.4 per cent in November.

Annual change in turnover in trade industries, % (TOL 2008)

Annual change in turnover in trade industries, % (TOL 2008)

In the January to November period, sales were up by 4.6 per cent in retail trade and by 3.4 per cent in wholesale trade on the respective period of the previous year. Motor vehicle trade sales went down by 4.6 per cent over the same period. In total trade, sales were up by 2.7 per cent in January to November on the respective period of the year before.

The indices of turnover will adopt base year 2010=100 from the January 2013 data. Data using the new base year will be published for the first time on 14 March 2013.


Source: Turnover of trade, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Jarkko Niemistö 09 1734 2951, Tiina Talvio 09 1734 2698, palvelut.suhdanne@stat.fi

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Turnover of trade [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0939. November 2012. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 16.6.2019].
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