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Latest publication: Turnover of trade 2019, June

Published: 13 November 2009

Sales of retail trade fell by 1.4 per cent in September

According to Statistics Finland, retail trade sales fell by 1.4 per cent in September from September 2008. Sales volume diminished by 1.3 per cent over the same time period. Wholesale trade sales fell by 23.8 per cent and motor vehicle sales by 32.0 per cent. In total trade sales fell by 19.4 per cent in September.

In retail trade, sales in January-September fell by 2.4 per cent. Over the same time period, motor vehicle sales were 32.3 per cent and wholesale trade sales 20.4 per cent down on the year before. In total trade sales fell by 17.4 per cent in January-September.

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

Annual change by quarter % Annual
change in
latest month
% *)
Cumulative
annual
change**
10-12/08 01-03/09 04-06/09 07-09/09 09/09 01-09/2009
Total trade (G) -2.4 -14.9 -19.0 -18.1 -19.4 -17.4
Motor vehicle trade (45) 1.9 -28.2 -35.4 -33.0 -32.0 -32.3
Wholesale trade (46) -5.4 -16.5 -22.1 -22.1 -23.8 -20.4
Retail trade (47) 2.2 -2.5 -3.0 -1.7 -1.4 -2.4
- daily consumer goods trade*** 6.7 1.8 2.8 2.4 2.4 2.4
*) Annual change compares September 2009 to the corresponding month of the year before.
**) The cumulative annual change compares January-September 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-September has been removed from the annual change shown for this April-September.

Source: Turnover of trade 2009, September. Statistics Finland

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Turnover of trade [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0939. September 2009. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 21.8.2019].
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