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Latest publication: Turnover of trade 2019, August

Published: 24 January 2014

Retail trade flash estimate: sales fell by 0.9 per cent year-on-year in December

According to Statistics Finland’s retail trade flash estimate, the sales of retail trade decreased by 0.9 per cent in December from December 2012. Over the same time period, the volume of sales, from which the impact of prices has been eliminated, went down by 1.5 per cent. In daily consumer goods trade, sales grew by 0.2 per cent in December but the volume of sales decreased by 1.7 per cent from the respective period of the year before. There were 23 trading days in December 2013, which is the same as in December 2012. According to the Business Register, the share of daily consumer goods of turnover in retail trade was 47.6 per cent in 2012.

Development of value and volume of retail trade sales, December 2013, % (TOL 2008)

Development of value and volume of retail trade sales, December 2013, % (TOL 2008)

The retail trade flash estimate is based on a sample covering, on the average, 50 per cent of retail trade turnover. Data on trade sales by industry will next be released on 14 February 2014.

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.


Source: Turnover of trade, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Jarkko Niemistö 09 1734 2951, Tiina Talvio 09 1734 2698, palvelut.suhdanne@stat.fi

Director in charge: Hannele Orjala

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Updated 24.1.2014

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Turnover of trade [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0939. December 2013. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 16.10.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/klv/2013/12/klv_2013_12_2014-01-24_tie_001_en.html