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Latest publication: Turnover of trade 2019, August

Published: 26 February 2019

Retail trade flash estimate: turnover remained on level with the previous year in January

According to Statistics Finland’s retail trade flash estimate, the working day adjusted turnover of retail trade remained in January on level with January 2018. In contrast, the volume of retail trade sales, from which the impact of prices has been eliminated, went down by 1.3 per cent over the same period. In daily consumer goods trade, the working day adjusted turnover decreased by 0.3 per cent and the sales volume by 2.7 per cent in January compared with January the previous year.

Annual change in the working day adjusted turnover and sales volume of retail trade, January 2019, % (TOL 2008)

Annual change in the working day adjusted turnover and sales volume of retail trade, January 2019, % (TOL 2008)
According to the Structural business and financial statement statistics, daily consumer goods accounted for 49.8 per cent of turnover in retail trade in 2016.

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 13 March 2019.

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 other trade industries are 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: Milka Suomalainen 029 551 2912, Seija Karttunen 029 551 2741, palvelut.suhdanne@stat.fi

Director in charge: Mari Ylä-Jarkko

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Updated 26.02.2019

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Turnover of trade [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0939. January 2019. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 19.10.2019].
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