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Latest publication: Turnover of trade 2019, December

Published: 12 July 2018

Sales increased in all sectors of trade in May

According to Statistics Finland, sales in total trade grew by 6.9 per cent in May from May 2017. Sales of wholesale trade went up by 7.9 per cent and sales of retail trade, in turn, by 5.5 per cent. Among retail trade industries, sales in daily consumer goods trade grew by 6.3 per cent and in department store trade by 6.2 per cent from one year ago. Motor vehicle sales increased by 6.0 per cent compared to May 2017.

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

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

Sales volume in retail trade grew by 4.3 per cent year-on-year in May

The sales volume in retail trade was 4.3 per cent greater in May than twelve months earlier. Over the same period, the sales volume in wholesale trade grew by 2.9 per cent and in motor vehicle trade, in turn, by 5.9 per cent from one year ago. The sales volume of total trade increased by 3.8 per cent in May from May 2017.

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

Sales in total trade grew by 5.3 per cent in January to May

In the January to May period, sales went up by 3.7 per cent in retail trade and by 6.1 per cent in wholesale trade compared with the corresponding period of 2017. Sales in motor vehicle trade increased by 5.8 per cent over the same period. Total trade sales increased by 5.3 per cent from January to May 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

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Director in charge: Mari Ylä-Jarkko

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Updated 12.07.2018

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Turnover of trade [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0939. May 2018. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 25.2.2020].
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