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Published: 31 March 2022

Retail trade flash estimate: turnover grew by 3.2 per cent year-on-year in February

According to Statistics Finland’s retail trade flash estimate, the working day adjusted turnover of retail trade increased by 3.2 per cent in February from February 2021. The volume of retail trade sales, from which the impact of price changes has been eliminated, decreased by 2.0 per cent over the same period. In daily consumer goods trade, the working day adjusted turnover increased by 3.4 per cent in February. The sales volume, however, decreased by 1.4 per cent from the corresponding period of the previous year.

Annual change in working day adjusted turnover and sales volume of retail trade, February 2022, % (TOL 2008)

Annual change in working day adjusted turnover and sales volume of retail trade, February 2022, % (TOL 2008)
The factors caused by the variation in the number of weekdays are taken into account in adjustment for working days. This means taking into consideration the lengths of months, different weekdays and holidays.

According to the Structural business and financial statement statistics, daily consumer goods accounted for 53.1 per cent of turnover in retail trade in 2020.

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 April 2022.

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: Lauri Pullinen 029 551 3043, Valtteri Pinkkilä 029 551 3471, kauppa.suhdanne@stat.fi

Head of Department in charge: Katri Kaaja

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Updated 31.3.2022

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Turnover of trade [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0939. February 2022. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 30.6.2022].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/klv/2022/02/klv_2022_02_2022-03-31_tie_001_en.html