Supermarkets kept Danish retail sales up in February

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The Danish retail sales in February compared with the same figures for last year were 0.75 percent higher.

Food retailers took back a lot of what they lost in January, but fashion sales lost some of what they had gained.

Retail sales in the three months period December 2014 to February 2015 was 1,9 percent higher compared t0 2013-2014, according to figures from Statistics Denmark’s retail sales index. Adjusted for inflation retail sales rose 1.0 percent.

It was mainly food sales that had a good February with 1.43 percent increase in current prices. Fashion sales fell by -1.2 percent and other consumable goods by -0.7 percent compared to February 2014.

Index of values
Compared to same month last year 2015M02
Retail trade, total 0.24%
Food and other everyday commodities 1.43%
Clothing etc. -1.19%
Other consumer goods -0.74%
Index of volume  
Compared to same month last year  
Retail trade, total 0.74%
Food and other everyday commodities 1.32%
Clothing etc. -1.18%
Other consumer goods 0.73%

Looking from December to February total retail sales increased by 1.0 percent, food sales by 0.7 percent and fashion sales by 0.6 percent compared to a year ago. Other consumables shows a weakening trend, up 1.44 percent, the last three months compared to January figures.

The retail sales index is based on turnover reported by the Danish retail businesses.