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Latest publication: Turnover of trade 2021, March

Published: 15 January 2010

Sales in retail trade increased by 1.1 per cent in November

According to Statistics Finland, retail trade sales increased by 1.1 per cent in November from November 2008. Sales volume diminished by 0.1 per cent over the same time period. Wholesale trade sales fell by 9.4 per cent and motor vehicle sales by 17.3 per cent. In total trade sales fell by 7.5 per cent in November.

In retail trade sales in January-November fell by 2.2 per cent. Over the same time period, motor vehicle sales were 30.4 per cent and wholesale trade sales 19.5 per cent down on the year before. In total trade sales fell by 16.5 per cent in January-November.

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

Annual change by quarter % Year-on-year
change in latest month % *
Cumulative annual change**
10-12/08 01-03/09 04-06/09 07-09/09 11/09 01-11/2009
Total trade (G) -2.4 -14.9 -19.1 -18.0 -7.5 -16.5
Motor vehicle trade (45) 1.9 -28.2 -35.5 -32.6 -17.3 -30.4
Wholesale trade (46) -5.4 -16.5 -22.2 -21.9 -9.4 -19.5
Retail trade (47) 2.2 -2.5 -3.1 -2.2 1.1 -2.2
- daily consumer goods trade*** 6.7 1.8 2.6 1.7 3.4 2.0
*) Annual change compares November 2009 to the corresponding month of the year before.
**) Cumulative annual change compares January-November 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.

Revised accounting practice in motor vehicle trade

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-November has been removed from the annual change shown for this April-November.

Seasonal adjustment models have been revised

The seasonal adjustment models used were revised in connection with the calculation of the indices of turnover for October. The revisions influenced seasonally adjusted and trend series, but they did not influence original or working-day adjusted time series. The change percentages calculated from the original series were thus only slightly revised, and this was due to new data having become available. For more detailed information about the revised treatment of seasonal adjustment, see http://tilastokeskus.fi/ajk/tiedotteet/2009/tiedote_019_2009-12-08_en.html.

Source: Turnover of trade 2009, November. Statistics Finland

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Tables in databases

Last updated 15.1.2010

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Turnover of trade [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0939. November 2009. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 16.5.2021].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/klv/2009/11/klv_2009_11_2010-01-15_tie_002_en.html