Official Statistics of Finland

Turnover of trade

Producer: Statistics Finland
Data:

Latest release:
Total trade sales fell by 3.3 per cent in March year-on-year
13 May 2016
According to Statistics Finland, retail trade sales fell by 0.8 per cent in March from March 2015. Sales in department stores contracted by 3.4 per cent, whereas daily consumer goods sales went up by 2.0 per cent. Among the main sectors of trade, sales contracted most in wholesale trade, in total by 6.2 per cent from one year ago. In turn, motor vehicle sales grew by 2.5 per cent. Sales decreased in total trade by 3.3 per cent from March 2015.

Next release:
26 May 2016

Description: The index of turnover of trade describes development in the turnover of enterprises engaged in trade. Turnover for the largest enterprises in their respective industries is described with the data collected with the sales inquiry while the data on sales obtained from periodic tax returns are exploited to describe the turnover of other enterprises. Turnover is exclusive of value-added tax. In addition, the volume index of retail trade sales, from which the impact of prices has been eliminated, is produced on trade.
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Keywords: business cycles, economic fluctuation, enterprises, indices, industries, motor vehicle trade, motor vehicles, motorcar, retail trade, trade, turnover, vehicles, wholesale and retail trade, wholesale trade.
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Change: New seasonal adjustment software adopted
12 Mar 2015
Starting from the January 2015 data, a new seasonal adjustment software J-Demetra+ will be adopted in the indices of turnover.

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Turnover of trade [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0939. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 25.5.2016].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/klv/index_en.html

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