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Latest publication: Turnover of trade 2020, April

Published: 26 March 2018

Retail trade flash estimate: sales grew by 2.6 per cent year-on-year in February

According to Statistics Finland’s retail trade flash estimate, retail trade sales increased by 2.6 per cent in February from February 2017. Over the same period, the volume of retail trade sales, from which the impact of prices has been eliminated, grew by 2.1 per cent. In daily consumer goods trade, sales increased by 2.1 per cent in February but the volume of sales went down by 0.2 per cent from the corresponding period of the previous year.

Development of value and volume of retail trade sales, February 2018, % (TOL 2008)

Development of value and volume of retail trade sales, February 2018, % (TOL 2008)
The reported annual changes in trade sales and sales volumes are not seasonally or trading day adjusted, which means that the effects of public holidays are not considered.

According to the Structural business and financial statement statistics, daily consumer goods accounted for 49.8 per cent of turnover in retail trade in 2016.

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 13 April 2018.

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.

From this release onwards the retail trade flash estimate will adopt base year 2015=100.

Source: Turnover of trade, Statistics Finland

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

Director in charge: Sami Saarikivi

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Updated 26.03.2018

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Turnover of trade [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0939. February 2018. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 3.6.2020].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/klv/2018/02/klv_2018_02_2018-03-26_tie_001_en.html