Published: 11 August 2017

Sales in total trade grew by 4.5 per cent year-on-year in June

According to Statistics Finland, retail trade sales increased by 3.5 per cent in June from June 2016. Among retail sale industries, sales of daily consumer goods grew by 3.0 per cent and sales in department store trade by 2.8 per cent. Over the same period, wholesale trade sales grew by 5.1 per cent and motor vehicle sales by 4.4 per cent. Sales increased in total trade by 4.5 per cent from June 2016.

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

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

Sales volume of retail trade increased by 3.4 per cent year-on-year in June

The sales volume in retail trade was 3.4 per cent higher in June than in June 2016. Over the same period, the sales volume in wholesale trade grew by 1.0 per cent and in motor vehicle trade by 4.7 per cent from one year ago. The sales volume of total trade increased by 2.1 per cent in June from June 2016.

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

Sales in retail trade increased by 1.8 per cent in the first half of the year

In the January to June period, sales went up by 1.8 per cent in retail trade and by 5.9 per cent in wholesale trade compared with the corresponding period of 2016. Sales in motor vehicle trade increased by 4.4 per cent over the same period. Total trade sales increased by 4.4 per cent from January to June 2016.

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.

Changes in the Tax Administration's self-assessed tax data have not so far had an effect on the data of turnover indices

The effects of the changes in the Tax Administration's self-assessed tax data have been analysed in Statistics Finland’s turnover indices. Based on the analyses, the changes have thus far not been found to have significant effects on enterprises’ VAT reporting in terms of statistics production. More information about this in Changes in the periodic tax return data used in turnover indices .


Source: Turnover of trade, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Milka Suomalainen 029 551 2912, Seija Karttunen 029 551 2741, palvelut.suhdanne@stat.fi

Director in charge: Sami Saarikivi

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Updated 11.08.2017

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Turnover of trade [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0939. June 2017. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 17.8.2017].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/klv/2017/06/klv_2017_06_2017-08-11_tie_002_en.html

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