Improvement in Swedish retail sales though still described as weak
Monday, 29 July 2013
Swedish retails trade sales volume increased by 3.6 percent in June compared to the same month last year. Despite that, sales are still described as weak.
Sweden's retail sales for consumables increased by 2.3 percent while retail sales for durables increased by 4.7 percent. The information is working day adjusted reports Statistic Sweden (SCB) .
The turnover for retail trade measured in current prices increased by 0.3 percent from June 2012 to June 2013. Retail trade for consumables (such as goods sold in department stores and specialised grocery stores) showed a increase of 1.3 percent and durables (such as clothing stores, furniture stores, second-hand goods stores and mail order houses) decreased by 0.5 percent.
The retail trade sales volume increased by 0.6 percent from May 2013
to June 2013. During the last three-month period (April to June), the
sales volume increased by 0.7 percent compared to the previous
three-month period (January to March). Both of these figures are
working day adjusted and seasonally adjusted.
Scancomark.com Team / SCB