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Latest publication: Turnover of trade 2019, December

Published: 15 July 2014

Total trade sales fell by 2.5 per cent year-on-year in May

According to Statistics Finland, retail trade sales decreased by 1.0 per cent in May from May 2013. In daily consumer goods trade, sales grew by 0.6 per cent from one year ago, while sales in department store trade went down by 2.0 per cent. Wholesale trade sales went down by 3.5 per cent and motor vehicle sales by 2.1 per cent from one year ago. Thus, sales decreased in total trade by 2.5 per cent from May 2013.

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

Annual change in turnover in trade industries, % (TOL 2008)
In May, the sales volume in retail trade contracted by 0.5 per cent and in wholesale trade by 2.6 per cent from one year back. In motor vehicle trade, the sales volume decreased by 2.1 per cent from May 2013. In total trade, the sales volume declined in May by 1.9 per cent from the corresponding period of the previous year. The volume index of sales is calculated by removing the effect of price changes from the value index series.

Total trade sales fell in January to May by 0.9 per cent year-on-year

In January to May, retail trade sales contracted by 0.1 per cent and wholesale trade by 2.2 per cent compared with the corresponding period last year, while motor vehicle sales grew by 3.9 per cent from January to May 2013. Total trade sales fell in January to May by 0.9 per cent year-on-year.

Industries of enterprises have been revised in the data released in July

As part of the renewal of the business statistics, uniform industries defined by the Business Register have been taken more extensively into use in the turnover and wage and salary indices starting from this statistical release. In the time series, the industry changes have been taken into consideration from the beginning of 2013. The industry corrections are visible as revised data in some of the published industries. The effects of the changes are taken into consideration in statistics production so that no breaks occur in the time series of the published index series. The interpretation of the statistics also remains unchanged in the renewal.

Revisions to annual changes in industries are presented under Revisions in these statistics.

Source: Turnover of trade, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Tiina Talvio 029 551 2698, palvelut.suhdanne@stat.fi

Director in charge: Hannele Orjala

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Tables in databases

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Revisions in these statistics

Updated 15.7.2014

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Turnover of trade [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0939. May 2014. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 25.2.2020].
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