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Wholesale and retail trade sales statistics

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Key figures

8.3 %

increase in turnover for E-commerce

Wholesale and retail sale statistics (NOK million)1
TurnoverChange in per cent
2nd period 20182nd period 20192nd period 2018 - 2nd period 20192017 - 2018
1The figures do not include value added tax.
Sale and repair of motor vehicles45 61445 7750.40.2
Wholesale trade165 229176 8117.06.2
Retail trade77 23180 3814.12.3
Grocery trade29 21530 4404.23.0
E-commerce3 3503 6298.37.8

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Table 1 
Sales statistics of retail sales excluding sales of motorized vehicles. Sales exlude VAT Sales, by county

Sales statistics of retail sales excluding sales of motorized vehicles. Sales exlude VAT Sales, by county
NOK millionChange in per cent
2nd period 20182nd period 20192nd period 2018 - 2nd period 2019
The whole country77 23180 3814.1
 
Østfold3 7773 9584.8
Akershus9 3669 6402.9
Oslo10 46611 3578.5
Hedmark2 7652 8533.2
Oppland2 7902 9084.2
Buskerud4 1974 3112.7
Vestfold3 9414 2066.7
Telemark2 5052 6033.9
Aust-Agder1 7931 8583.6
Vest-Agder2 6962 7883.4
Rogaland6 5756 7763.1
Hordaland7 4567 6472.6
Sogn og Fjordane1 4981 5342.4
Møre og Romsdal3 7403 8462.8
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)00.
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)00.
Trøndelag6 5616 7723.2
Nordland3 5123 5812.0
Troms - Romsa2 4822 6195.5
Finnmark - Finnmárku1 1081 1251.5

Table 2 
Sale, maintenance and repair of motor vehicles, motorcycles.. Sales exlude VAT Sales, by county

Sale, maintenance and repair of motor vehicles, motorcycles.. Sales exlude VAT Sales, by county
NOK millionChange in per cent
2nd period 20182nd period 20192nd period 2018 - 2nd period 2019
The whole country45 61445 7750.4
 
Østfold2 3352 4374.4
Akershus10 2879 187-10.7
Oslo6 9548 73225.6
Hedmark1 1251 2127.7
Oppland1 2031 130-6.1
Buskerud3 6153 7614.0
Vestfold2 8501 579-44.6
Telemark1 4471 4862.7
Aust-Agder6717034.8
Vest-Agder1 3251 3290.3
Rogaland2 9143 0574.9
Hordaland2 6512 93110.6
Sogn og Fjordane5545631.6
Møre og Romsdal1 7421 618-7.1
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)00.
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)00.
Trøndelag3 2993 3722.2
Nordland1 2461 2681.8
Troms - Romsa9981 0242.6
Finnmark - Finnmárku399386-3.3

Table 3 
Wholesale trade and commission trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles. Sales exlude VAT Sales, by county

Wholesale trade and commission trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles. Sales exlude VAT Sales, by county
NOK millionChange in per cent
2nd period 20182nd period 20192nd period 2018 - 2nd period 2019
The whole country165 229176 8117.0
 
Østfold4 9465 0271.6
Akershus40 08442 0024.8
Oslo43 56848 43711.2
Hedmark3 9154 32810.5
Oppland1 8981 9824.4
Buskerud5 7386 32110.2
Vestfold6 1216 4315.1
Telemark1 3901 57113.0
Aust-Agder1 6981 7472.9
Vest-Agder2 5242 5982.9
Rogaland9 1299 9999.5
Hordaland14 84715 6505.4
Sogn og Fjordane2 3412 4816.0
Møre og Romsdal7 1867 5975.7
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)00.
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)00.
Trøndelag8 0328 5856.9
Nordland6 0185 597-7.0
Troms - Romsa5 0805 69412.1
Finnmark - Finnmárku7137626.9

Table 4 
Turnover statistics except wholesale on a fee or contract basis. Turnover excluding VAT. NOK million

Turnover statistics except wholesale on a fee or contract basis. Turnover excluding VAT. NOK million
2nd period 20183rd period 20184th period 20185th period 20186th period 20181st period 20192nd period 2019
Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles45 61447 06740 60344 15642 33039 33345 775
Sale of motor vehicles33 11233 60129 52330 53830 93928 90333 430
Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles7 8348 4176 9337 9577 4496 7687 595
Sale of motor vehicle parts and accessories4 1004 3403 6185 2843 6363 3354 141
Sale, maintenance and repair of motorcycles and related parts and accessories568709529377306327609
Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles165 229176 602159 388176 970179 233161 407176 811
Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals2 2442 6292 1532 2562 2991 7502 486
Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco61 6932 62957 67261 68062 68058 99567 039
Wholesale of household goods25 39460 75824 99427 87425 48623 34623 675
Wholesale of information and communication equipment7 3178 0707 3958 34110 6938 3788 279
Wholesale of machinery, equipment and supplies20 80623 18418 98923 25123 79419 81522 211
Other specialised wholesale45 48754 32446 10150 88351 58546 90750 694
Non-specialised wholesale trade2 2882 3362 0842 6852 6952 2152 428
Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles77 23188 37485 87381 63195 81472 45980 381
Retail sale in non-specialised stores31 96634 29933 74031 87736 39929 86633 311
Retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores3 7624 1374 1043 7285 0103 1563 845
Retail sale of automotive fuel in specialised stores8 0298 9458 9308 3748 0357 5048 010
Retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores7048307938141 031665652
Retail sale of other household equipment in specialised stores12 06414 97814 99614 86016 37012 18213 303
Retail sale of cultural and recreation goods in specialised stores4 0084 5684 7353 7885 6433 3363 989
Retail sale of other goods in specialised stores13 02916 57914 50413 89517 68711 78813 315
Retail sale via stalls and markets20527528691522
Retail trade not in stores, stalls and markets3 6503 9853 9964 2675 5703 9483 935

About the statistics

The purpose of the statistics is to identify the level and development of wholesale and retail trade.The turnover for a given year is only final when the last period in the following year is published. Both quarterly figures and figures for every second month are available in StatBank.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Turnover: Includes dutiable and duty-free sales income from goods and services. Financial revenues, public subsidies or value added tax are not included.

Standard classifications

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC2007).

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Wholesale and retail trade sales statistics
Topic: Wholesale and retail trade and service activities

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Responsible division

Division for Structural Business Statistics

Regional level

Concerns bimonthly data only: Regular publication of data divided by counties in addition to the data published at national level. Other geographical breakdown can be commissioned.

Frequency and timeliness

Bimonthly level-numbers and quarterly indices.

The bimonthly turnover statistics is initially published about seventeen weeks after the expiration of the statistical period. Revised data are then published respectively two and four months after the initial publication.

The quarterly indices are initially published about sixty days after the expiration of the quarter. They are published at the NACE two-digit sector level only (NACE 45 and 46). Revised data are published in connection with the next time publication, i.e. three months after the initial publication.

The published data are being revised up to two calendar years back in time. This is explained in the table beneath, with the quarterly indices as an example. Superscript T refers to the current year, while subscript 1-4 refers to the relevant quarter.

International reporting

The quarterly indices are reported to Eurostat, both gross data and data adjusted by working days, sixty days after the expiration of the quarter.

Microdata

Primary data and the compiled statistics are stored electronically in files of the in the programming language SAS.

Background

Background and purpose

The purpose of the statistics is to identify the level of and the development of wholesale and retail trade. The statistics has been produced since 1995.

From 1995 to 2006, only the bimonthly data where published nationally. The quarterly indices where published by Eurostat only. As from the first quarter of 2007, the quarterly indices are also published nationally.

Users and applications

Users include public and private sector agencies and organisations. The National Accounts statistics of Statistics Norway rely on the timely production of the Wholesale and Retail Statistics. Other users include the Research department of Statistics Norway.

Equal treatment of users

No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on ssb.no at 8 am. Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given in the Statistics Release Calendar. Principles of communication and dissemination

Coherence with other statistics

Similar statistics is being prepared for all dutiable industries. Change in the progress of turnover is compared with the monthly Index of Retail Trade. Both change in progress and level numbers are compared with the annual Structural statistics for Wholesale and Retail Trade.

Legal authority

The Statistics Act, paragraphs 3-2.

EEA reference

EU Council Regulation No 1165/98, May 19, 1998 regarding short-term statistics.

Production

Population

The population is all VAT-registered units within the industries of wholesale and retail trade, repair of vehicles and household goods and personal goods included. Agency business is not part of the population. This means NACE 45, 46 (except 46.1) and NACE 47, according to the Standard of Industrial Classification (SIC2007). State owned units and units owned by the social security administration or local or regional governments are not part of the population. The observed unit is mainly identical to the obliged VAT-registered unit, i.e. enterprises with an annual turnover that exceeds NOK 50 000.

Data sources and sampling

The VAT-register

The Wholesale and Retail Trade Statistics represent full-census survey data for the entire population.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

Data are collected from the VAT-register.

Turnover is controlled against earlier received data. If the divergence is considerable, the individual VAT-unit is contacted. Information from the VAT-register is controlled against the Central register of Establishments and Enterprises and the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities.

For the bimonthly statistics the data are summed up. When a VAT-unit consists of more than one active firm, the data is being divided according to registered turnover in the last annual data file from the Central register of Establishments and Enterprises.

The quarterly indices are computed from the bimonthly statistics. Therefore it is needed to divide some of the bimonthly data in two. For the division, the number of workdays within a month is used. The model for calculation of quarterly data is described below:

The variable Q refers to quarterly numbers, B is bimonthly numbers and wd is the number of workdays in March, April, September or October. Superscript T refers to the actual quarter, while subscript T refers to the current year. Subscript j shows that the data is divided into the most detailed NACE level as possible, i.e. three-, four- or five-digit sector level. Subscript h refers to two-digit sector level.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

If a table cell consists of less than three observations, the data for the actual table cell are not being published. This is necessary because it would be possible to identify the individual data from the actual enterprises. This is particularly important for regional data.

Comparability over time and space

In the period 1995 to 2002 the statistics was published according to the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC1994). From 2002 is has been published according to the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC2002), and from 2009 is has been published according to the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC2007)

Changes in the statistics: Before the first bimonthly term of 2001, the statistics only included dutiable sales. From the first term of 2001, the statistics includes both dutiable and duty-fee sales.

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

Measurement errors (the respondent gives erroneous data) and processing errors (wrong interpretation of digits and letters written on paper forms during optical scanning) may occur. These types of errors are tried to avoid through control routines, as explained in chapter 3.5. Another possible error may occur, if there are used out of date distribution formulas to divide turnover in cases where a VAT-unit consists of more than one firms.

Errors in the estimation of quarterly indices may occur if the development between first and second term, or fourth and fifth term, in the bimonthly statistics is substantially different last year and this year.

The County Revenue Office is contacted in cases where big enterprises have failed to respond. For the first and second time publication, unit non-response is imputated. By the third and last publication, the turnover for unit non-response is set to cero.

Not relevant

Other errors in the VAT-register, under reporting included. This is difficult to value, but it is assumed not to represent a substantial source of errors.

Revision

Not relevant