Published: 26 October 2017

Retail trade flash estimate: sales grew by 2.7 per cent year-on-year in September

According to Statistics Finland’s retail trade flash estimate, retail trade sales increased by 2.7 per cent in September from September 2016. The volume of retail trade sales, from which the impact of prices has been eliminated, went up by the same amount. In daily consumer goods trade, sales increased by 2.5 per cent and the sales volume by 2.4 per cent in September from the corresponding period of the previous year.

Development of value and volume of retail trade sales, September 2017, % (TOL 2008)

Development of value and volume of retail trade sales, September 2017, % (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 49.6 per cent of turnover in retail trade in 2015.

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 November 2017.

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.

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Source: Turnover of trade, Statistics Finland

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

Director in charge: Sami Saarikivi


Updated 26.10.2017

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Turnover of trade [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0939. September 2017. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 21.11.2017].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/klv/2017/09/klv_2017_09_2017-10-26_tie_001_en.html

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