Published: 24 May 2012
According to Statistics Finland’s retail trade flash estimate, retail trade sales increased by 1.5 per cent in April 2012 from April 2011. Over the same time period, the volume of sales fell by 2.0 per cent.
Development of value and volume of retail trade sales, April 2012, % (TOL 2008)
The retail trade flash estimate is based on a sample covering, on the average, 50 per cent of retail trade turnover. Data on trade sales by industry will next be released on 13 June 2012.
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
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