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Fall in Swedish retail trade October

Monday, 28 November 2011
The retail trade sales volume decreased by 0.5 percent in October compared to the same month last year.
Retail sales for consumables decreased by 0.6 percent while retail sales for durables decreased by 0.4 percent. The information is working day adjusted according to recent data from Statistic Sweden


TThe turnover for retail trade measured in current prices decreased by 1.2 percent from October of 2010 to October of 2011. Retail trade for consumables (such as goods sold in department stores and specialised grocery stores) showed an decrease of 0.6 percent while durables (such as clothing stores, furniture stores, second-hand goods stores and mail order houses) decreased by 1.6 percent.

The retail trade sales volume increased by 0.4 percent from September to October of 2011. During the last three-month period (August to October), the sales volume decreased by 0.2 percent compared to the previous three-month period (May to July). Both of these figures are working day adjusted and seasonally adjusted.
News source: Statistic Sweden

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