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Latest publication: Turnover of trade 2019, June

Published: 14 February 2014

Retail trade sales fell by 1.4 per cent in December from one year ago

According to Statistics Finland, retail trade sales decreased by 1.4 per cent in December 2013 from December 2012. In daily consumer goods trade, sales rose by 0.2 per cent, while sales in department store trade went down by 1.7 per cent from one year ago. Wholesale trade sales went up by 1.4 per cent and motor vehicle sales by 1.3 per cent from one year previously. In total trade, sales rose in December by 0.4 per cent from the corresponding period of the previous year.

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

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

The sales volume in retail trade went down by 1.9 per cent in December from the previous year's December. The sales volume in wholesale trade went up by 2.2 per cent and in motor vehicle sales by 1.7 per cent from one year ago. Thus, sales increased in total trade by 0.7 per cent from the year before. The volume index of sales is calculated by removing the effect of price changes from the value index series.

Sales fell in total trade by 3.1 per cent during 2013 from 2012

In the January to December period, retail trade sales grew by 0.1 per cent compared with the corresponding period of the previous year. In contrast, wholesale trade sales went down by 2.2 per cent and motor vehicle sales by 14.7 per cent over the corresponding period. In total trade, sales were down in January to December by 3.1 per cent on the corresponding period of the year before.


Source: Turnover of trade, Statistics Finland

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Updated 14.2.2014

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Turnover of trade [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0939. December 2013. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 23.8.2019].
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