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Latest publication: Turnover of trade 2019, August

Published: 24 October 2014

Retail trade flash estimate: sales remained on level with the previous year in September

According to Statistics Finland’s retail trade flash estimate, the sales of retail trade were at the same level in September as in September 2013. Over the same period, the volume of retail trade sales, from which the impact of prices has been eliminated, went down by 0.7 per cent. In daily consumer goods trade, sales grew by 1.6 per cent and the sales volume by 0.1 per cent from the corresponding period of the previous year.

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

Development of value and volume of retail trade sales, September 2014, % (TOL 2008)
There were 26 weekday trading days 1) in September 2014, which is one day more than in September 2013.

According to the Business Register, the share of daily consumer goods of turnover in retail trade was 47.6 per cent in 2012.

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 November 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 029 551 2951, Milka Suomalainen 029 551 2912, palvelut.suhdanne@stat.fi

Director in charge: Hannele Orjala

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Updated 24.10.2014

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Turnover of trade [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0939. September 2014. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 17.10.2019].
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