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Latest publication: Turnover of trade 2019, June

Published: 15 September 2009

Retail trade sales fell by 0.3 per cent in July

According to Statistics Finland, retail trade sales fell by 0.3 per cent in July from July 2008. Sales volume diminished by 0.4 per cent over the same time period. Wholesale trade sales decreased by 21.3 per cent and motor vehicle sales by 33.4 per cent. In total trade, sales fell by 16.6 per cent in July.

In the January to July period, retail trade sales decreased by 2.2 per cent. Over the same time period, motor vehicle sales were 32.3 per cent and wholesale trade sales 19.7 per cent down on the year before. In total trade, sales fell by 16.9 per cent in January to July.

Annual change in turnover in trade industries by quarter, July 2009 and early part of 2009, % (TOL 2008)

Annual change by quarter % Annual
change in latest month % *)
Cumulative annual change**
07-09/08 10-12/08 01-03/09 04-06/09 07/09 01-07/2009
Total trade (G) 10.1 -2.4 -14.8 -18.8 -16.6 -16.9
Motor vehicle trade (45) 6.3 1.9 -28.2 -35.7 -33.4 -32.3
Wholesale trade (46) 13.3 -5.4 -16.5 -21.9 -21.3 -19.7
Retail trade (47) 5.4 2.2 -2.4 -2.6 -0.3 -2.2
- daily consumer goods trade*** 8.6 6.7 1.8 3.2 3.4 2.7
*) Annual change compares July 2009 to the corresponding month of the year before.
**) The cumulative annual change compares January-July 2009 to the corresponding period of the year before.
***) According to the Register of Enterprises and Establishments, the share of daily consumer goods trade (4711, 472) of turnover in retail trade was 32 per cent in 2007.

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

Source: Turnover of trade 2009, July. Statistics Finland

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Last updated 15.9.2009

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Turnover of trade [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0939. July 2009. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 25.8.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/klv/2009/07/klv_2009_07_2009-09-15_tie_002_en.html