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Latest publication: Turnover of trade 2019, April

Published: 25 September 2013

Retail trade flash estimate: sales grew by 0.7 per cent year-on-year in August

According to Statistics Finland’s retail trade flash estimate, the sales of retail trade grew by 0.7 per cent in August from one year previously. Over the same time period, the volume of sales, from which the impact of prices has been eliminated, went down by 0.1 per cent. In daily consumer goods trade, sales grew by 2.8 per cent in August and the volume of sales by 0.1 per cent from the respective 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. There were 27 trading days in August 2013, which is the same as in August 2012.

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

Development of value and volume of retail trade sales, August 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 11 October 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: Tiina Talvio 09 1734 2698, Jarkko Niemistö 09 1734 2951, palvelut.suhdanne@stat.fi

Director in charge: Hannele Orjala

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Updated 25.9.2013

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Turnover of trade [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0939. August 2013. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 24.6.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/klv/2013/08/klv_2013_08_2013-09-25_tie_001_en.html