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Latest publication: Turnover of trade 2019, May

Published: 14 August 2018

Retail trade sales grew by 1.2 per cent year-on-year in June

According to Statistics Finland, sales in total trade grew by 1.6 per cent in June from June 2017. Sales of wholesale trade went up by 1.7 per cent and sales of retail trade, in turn, by 1.2 per cent. Among retail trade industries, daily consumer goods sales grew by 3.3 per cent, whereas sales in department stores contracted by 1.0 per cent from one year ago. Motor vehicle sales increased by 2.2 per cent compared to June 2017.

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

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

Sales volume in total trade decreased by 2.1 per cent year-on-year in June

The sales volume in retail trade was 0.3 per cent lower in June than twelve months earlier. Over the same period, the sales volume in wholesale trade went down by 4.1 per cent. By contrast, sales volume in motor vehicle trade grew by 1.5 per cent from one year ago. The sales volume of total trade decreased by 2.1 per cent in June from June 2017.

The volume index of sales is calculated by removing the effect of price changes from the value index series.

Sales in retail trade grew by 3.3 per cent in the first half of the year

In the January to June period, sales went up by 3.3 per cent in retail trade and by 5.3 per cent in wholesale trade compared with the corresponding period of 2017. Sales in motor vehicle trade increased by 5.2 per cent over the same period. Total trade sales increased by 4.6 per cent compared with January to June 2017.

The reported annual changes in trade sales and sales volumes are not seasonally or trading day adjusted, which means that the effects of public holidays are not considered.


Source: Turnover of trade, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Aki Niskanen 029 551 2657, Seija Karttunen 029 551 2741, palvelut.suhdanne@stat.fi

Director in charge: Mari Ylä-Jarkko

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Updated 14.08.2018

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Turnover of trade [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0939. June 2018. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 16.7.2019].
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