Published: 14 February 2019

Sales in total trade went down by 1.7 per cent year-on-year in December

According to Statistics Finland, sales in total trade went down in December by 1.7 per cent from December 2017. Sales in motor vehicle trade decreased by 2.9 per cent and sales in wholesale trade, in turn, by 2.8 per cent. Sales in retail trade grew in December by 0.3 per cent from one year ago. Among retail trade industries, sales in daily consumer goods trade grew by 0.9 per cent and in department store trade by 0.2 per cent compared with December 2017.

Annual change in turnover in trade industries, % (TOL 2008)

Annual change in turnover in trade industries, % (TOL 2008)

Sales volume in total trade decreased by 3.4 per cent year-on-year in December

The sales volume in retail trade was 0.1 per cent lower in December than twelve months earlier. Over the same period, the sales volume in wholesale trade went down by 5.9 per cent and in motor vehicle trade, in turn, by 2.4 per cent from one year ago. The sales volume of total trade decreased by 3.4 per cent in December from December 2017.

The volume index of sales is calculated by removing the effect of price changes from the value index series.

Sales in retail trade grew by 2.7 per cent in 2018 from 2017

In January to December, sales grew by 2.7 per cent in retail trade and by 4.4 per cent in wholesale trade compared with the corresponding period of 2017. Sales in motor vehicle trade increased by 3.5 per cent over the same period. Sales in total trade increased by 3.7 per cent compared with January to December 2017.

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.


Source: Turnover of trade, Statistics Finland

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

Director in charge: Mari Ylä-Jarkko

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Updated 14.02.2019

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Turnover of trade [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0939. December 2018. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 17.2.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/klv/2018/12/klv_2018_12_2019-02-14_tie_002_en.html