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Latest publication: Turnover of trade 2019, April

Published: 25 April 2013

Retail trade flash estimate: sales grew by 0.3 per cent year-on-year in March

According to the retail trade flash estimate, retail trade sales increased by 0.3 per cent in March 2013 from March 2012. Over the same time period, the volume of retail sales, from which the impact of prices has been eliminated, went down by 0.9 per cent. In daily consumer goods trade, sales grew by 4.1 per cent in March and the volume of sales went up by 0.3 per cent from the corresponding period of the year before. According to the Business register, the share of daily consumer goods of turnover in retail trade was 47 per cent in 2011. The development in sales was mainly due to Easter being in March this year, while last year it was in April.

Development of value and volume of retail trade sales, March 2013, % (TOL 2008)

Development of value and volume of retail trade sales, March 2013, % (TOL 2008)

The retail trade flash estimate is based on a sample covering, on the average, 50 per cent of retail trade turnover. Data on trade sales by industry will next be released on 15 May 2013.

Flash estimates on retail trade are published at a lag of just under one month from the end of the statistical reference month. The preliminary data on motor vehicle, wholesale and retail trade based on a larger sample will be published at a lag of roughly six weeks from the end of the statistical reference month and the revised data based on total data are published at a lag of roughly ten weeks.


Source: Turnover of trade, Statistics Finland

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

Director in charge: Hannele Orjala

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Updated 25.4.2013

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Turnover of trade [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0939. March 2013. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 19.6.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/klv/2013/03/klv_2013_03_2013-04-25_tie_001_en.html