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Latest publication: Turnover of trade 2019, May

Published: 11 October 2013

In total trade sales went down by 1.3 per cent year-on-year in August

According to Statistics Finland, retail trade sales grew by 0.5 per cent in August from August 2012. In daily consumer goods trade, sales grew by 2.3 per cent, while sales in department store trade contracted by 0.3 per cent. Wholesale trade sales went down by 2.6 per cent, but motor vehicle sales went up by 1.0 per cent from one year ago. In total trade, sales decreased in August by 1.3 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)

In August, the sales volume in retail trade contracted by 0.3 per cent and in wholesale trade by 2.2 per cent from one year back. In contrast, the sales volume in motor vehicle trade went up by 1.0 per cent from the previous year's August. Thus, sales decreased in total trade by 1.3 per cent. The volume index of sales is calculated by removing the effect of price changes from the value index series.

Sales in trade industries fell in the January to August period with the exception of retail trade

In the January to August period, retail trade sales grew by 0.7 per cent compared with the corresponding period of the previous year. In contrast, wholesale trade sales went down by 2.5 per cent and motor vehicle sales by 21.5 per cent over the corresponding period. In total trade, sales were down in January to August by 4.1 per cent on the respective period of the year before.


Source: Turnover of trade, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Jarkko Niemistö 09 1734 2698, Tiina Talvio 09 1734 2698, palvelut.suhdanne@stat.fi

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Updated 11.10.2013

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Turnover of trade [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0939. August 2013. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 18.7.2019].
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