Increased Swedish retail trade increased in July


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Monday, 29 August 2011
There was a marked increase in Swedish retail trade sales in terms of volume in July – increasing by 1.1 percent in July compared to the same month last year.

According to statistic Sweden, retail sales for consumables decreased by 1.8 percent while retail sales for durables increased by 3.5 percent. The information is working day adjusted.

The turnover for retail trade measured in current prices decreased by 1.2 percent from July of 2010 to July of 2011. Retail trade for consumables (such as goods sold in department stores and specialised grocery stores) showed a decrease of 1.3 percent while durables (such as clothing stores, furniture stores, second-hand goods stores and mail order houses) decreased by 1.1 percent.

The retail trade sales volume decreased by 0.7 percent from June to July of 2011. During the last three-month period (May to July), the sales volume increased by 0.4 percent compared to the previous three-month period (February to April). Both of these figures are working day adjusted and seasonally adjusted.
Source statistic Sweden / Team

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