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Latest publication: Turnover of trade 2019, August

Published: 27 February 2014

Retail trade flash estimate: sales grew by 2.6 per cent year-on-year in January

According to Statistics Finland’s retail trade flash estimate, retail trade sales increased by 2.6 per cent in January from January 2013. Over the same time period, the volume of sales, from which the impact of prices has been eliminated, went up by 1.2 per cent. In daily consumer goods trade, sales grew by 4.9 per cent in January and the volume of sales went up by 1.7 per cent from the respective period of the year before. There were 25 weekday trading days 1) in January 2014, which is one day less than in January 2013. 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, January 2014, % (TOL 2008)

Development of value and volume of retail trade sales, January 2014, % (TOL 2008)

The retail trade flash estimate is based on a sample covering, on the average, 60 per cent of retail trade turnover. Data on trade sales by industry will next be released on 14 March 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.


1) Weekday trading days refer to the weekdays of a calendar month (Monday to Saturday) excluding mid-week holidays.

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 27.2.2014

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Turnover of trade [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0939. January 2014. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 16.10.2019].
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