According to Statistics Finland’s retail trade flash estimate, the sales of retail trade increased by 1.2 percent in November from November 2014.
Over the same period, the volume of retail trade sales, from which the impact of prices has been eliminated, grew by 2.6 percent.
In daily consumer goods trade, sales contracted by 0.4 percent in November but the volume of sales went up by 0.6 per cent from the corresponding period of the previous year. Turnover developed weaker than sales volume both in retail trade and in daily consumer goods trade due to fallen prices.
Annual changes in trade sales and sales volumes are given unadjusted for seasonal variation.
There were 25 weekday trading days in November 2015, which is one day more than in November 2014.
The retail trade flash estimate is based on a sample covering, on the average, 60 percent of retail trade turnover.