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Latest publication: Turnover of trade 2019, April

Published: 25 January 2016

Retail trade flash estimate: sales grew by 1.5 per cent year-on-year in December

According to Statistics Finland’s retail trade flash estimate, the sales of retail trade increased by 1.5 per cent in December from December 2014. Over the same period, the volume of retail trade sales, from which the impact of prices has been eliminated, grew by 3.0 per cent. In daily consumer goods trade, sales also grew by 0.1 per cent and the sales volume by 1.3 per cent in December from the corresponding period of the previous year. Turnover developed weaker than sales volume both in retail trade and in daily consumer goods trade due to fallen prices.

Development of value and volume of retail trade sales, December 2015, % (TOL 2008)

Development of value and volume of retail trade sales, December 2015, % (TOL 2008)
Annual changes in trade sales and sales volumes are given unadjusted for seasonal variation. There were 25 weekday trading days in December 2015, which is one day more than in December 2014. Weekday trading days refer to the weekdays of a calendar month (Monday to Saturday) excluding mid-week holidays.

According to the Structural business and financial statement statistics, daily consumer goods accounted for 48.9 per cent of turnover in retail trade in 2014.

The retail trade flash estimate is based on a sample covering, on the average, 60 per cent of retail trade turnover. Data on trade sales by industry will next be released on 15 February 2016.

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: Milka Suomalainen 029 551 2912, Seija Karttunen 029 551 2741, palvelut.suhdanne@stat.fi

Director in charge: Mari Ylä-Jarkko

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Updated 25.01.2016

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Turnover of trade [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0939. December 2015. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 26.6.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/klv/2015/12/klv_2015_12_2016-01-25_tie_001_en.html