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Latest publication: Turnover of trade 2019, September

Published: 15 March 2010

Retail trade sales grew by 0.2 per cent in January

According to Statistics Finland, retail trade sales increased by 0.2 per cent in January 2010 from January 2009. Over the same time period, the volume of sales fell by 0.9 per cent. In wholesale trade sales diminished by 1.4 per cent and in motor vehicle trade by 6.6 per cent. In total trade sales fell by 1.7 per cent in January.

In retail trade, sales for the whole of 2009 were down by 1.7 per cent on 2008. Sales fell by 17.9 per cent in wholesale trade and by 29.4 per cent in motor vehicle trade in 2009. In total trade sales were down by 15.1 per cent on the year before.

Annual change in turnover in trade industries by quarter, January 2010 and 2009, % (TOL 2008)

Annual change by quarter % Year-on-year
change in latest
month
%1)
Whole
year
2009 %2)
01-03/09 04-06/09 07-09/09 10-12/09 01/10 2009/2008
Total trade (G) -14.9 -19.0 -17.9 -8.3 -1.7 -15.1
Motor vehicle trade (45) -28.2 -35.4 -32.6 -19.3 -6.6 -29.4
Wholesale trade (46) -16.5 -22.0 -21.7 -10.6 -1.4 -17.9
Retail trade (47) -2.5 -3.1 -2.3 1.1 0.2 -1.7
- daily consumer goods trade3) 1.8 2.6 1.6 2.7 0.8 2.2
1) Annual change compares January 2010 to the corresponding month of the year before.
2) Whole year compares the year 2009 to the year 2008.
3) According to the Register of Enterprises and Establishments, the share of daily consumer goods (4711, 472) of turnover in retail trade was 34 per cent in 2008.

Revised accounting practice in motor vehicle trade

Turnover in new car sales has been recorded according to a revised accounting practice since data concerning April 2009. Motor car tax is no longer included in turnover as in the past. An estimation of the share of the motor car tax in the previous April-January period has been removed from the annual change shown for this April-January period.

Source: Turnover of trade 2010, January. Statistics Finland

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Last updated 15.3.2010

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Turnover of trade [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0939. January 2010. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 12.11.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/klv/2010/01/klv_2010_01_2010-03-15_tie_002_en.html