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Wholesale and retail trade sales statistics

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-0.8 %

decrease in turnover for retail trade sales

Wholesale and retail sale statistics (NOK million)1
TurnoverChange in per cent
3rd period 20183rd period 20193rd period 2018 - 3rd period 20192017 - 2018
1The figures do not include value added tax.
Sale and repair of motor vehicles47 04348 8323.80.2
Wholesale trade175 420178 6891.97.2
Retail trade88 55387 883-0.82.2
Grocery trade31 12130 757-1.23.3
E-commerce3 5773 94110.25.2

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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
3rd period 20183rd period 20193rd period 2018 - 3rd period 2019
The whole country88 55387 883-0.8
 
Østfold4 5554 425-2.9
Akershus10 96010 772-1.7
Oslo11 61311 8812.3
Hedmark3 1563 076-2.5
Oppland3 1063 087-0.6
Buskerud4 6774 6790.0
Vestfold4 7604 8251.4
Telemark2 9502 894-1.9
Aust-Agder2 1652 140-1.2
Vest-Agder3 2103 093-3.6
Rogaland7 3397 195-2.0
Hordaland8 5738 336-2.8
Sogn og Fjordane1 7671 730-2.1
Møre og Romsdal4 2254 174-1.2
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)00.
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)00.
Trøndelag7 4337 384-0.7
Nordland4 0654 1331.7
Troms - Romsa2 7962 8371.5
Finnmark - Finnmárku1 2011 2211.7

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
3rd period 20183rd period 20193rd period 2018 - 3rd period 2019
The whole country47 04348 8323.8
 
Østfold2 5172 5441.1
Akershus10 5739 739-7.9
Oslo7 3888 88120.2
Hedmark1 2981 3090.8
Oppland1 3221 304-1.4
Buskerud3 9354 43112.6
Vestfold1 6501 647-0.2
Telemark1 4341 4994.5
Aust-Agder7247260.3
Vest-Agder1 3271 3834.2
Rogaland3 0843 1411.8
Hordaland2 7562 9617.4
Sogn og Fjordane55662312.1
Møre og Romsdal1 8921 8930.1
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)00.
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)00.
Trøndelag3 6323 7894.3
Nordland1 3931 4010.6
Troms - Romsa1 1481 133-1.3
Finnmark - Finnmárku4154283.1

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
3rd period 20183rd period 20193rd period 2018 - 3rd period 2019
The whole country175 420178 6891.9
 
Østfold5 1885 124-1.2
Akershus42 64743 3611.7
Oslo48 41050 0023.3
Hedmark4 4494 5652.6
Oppland2 0062 0351.4
Buskerud6 3276 8117.6
Vestfold6 8186 428-5.7
Telemark1 6171 6632.8
Aust-Agder1 8381 754-4.6
Vest-Agder2 7832 8382.0
Rogaland9 31310 44012.1
Hordaland14 78215 1902.8
Sogn og Fjordane2 3452 4253.4
Møre og Romsdal7 4077 343-0.9
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)00.
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)00.
Trøndelag8 8899 0261.5
Nordland5 6384 517-19.9
Troms - Romsa4 2144 4074.6
Finnmark - Finnmárku7497591.3

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
3rd period 20184th period 20185th period 20186th period 20181st period 20192nd period 20193rd period 2019
Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles47 04340 61544 25142 34239 33845 98348 832
Sale of motor vehicles33 54829 48530 58030 91128 87333 43135 461
Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles8 4526 9838 0127 4876 8027 7658 410
Sale of motor vehicle parts and accessories4 3353 6185 2813 6373 3354 1904 301
Sale, maintenance and repair of motorcycles and related parts and accessories709529377306327597661
Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles175 420161 482179 424182 180161 873176 464178 689
Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals2 6322 1552 2572 2971 7502 4852 605
Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco60 9522 15561 89362 68058 99567 31360 659
Wholesale of household goods25 29057 92627 12425 48623 83624 01823 973
Wholesale of information and communication equipment7 9567 2858 20410 5318 3698 2208 232
Wholesale of machinery, equipment and supplies23 18118 98623 24223 77119 81122 02724 297
Other specialised wholesale53 06848 05954 01354 71046 89150 01756 455
Non-specialised wholesale trade2 3372 0842 6852 6942 2172 3792 464
Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles88 55386 10980 34995 93671 98179 42687 883
Retail sale in non-specialised stores34 33333 77632 22436 46129 86333 36733 937
Retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores4 1204 1023 4345 0073 1563 8974 157
Retail sale of automotive fuel in specialised stores9 1749 2897 5258 2587 5127 3238 690
Retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores8327958161 033667643736
Retail sale of other household equipment in specialised stores15 03415 03315 05816 41211 69812 91515 290
Retail sale of cultural and recreation goods in specialised stores4 5704 7503 7855 5713 3363 9174 514
Retail sale of other goods in specialised stores16 53114 36513 32017 66611 78713 33416 177
Retail sale via stalls and markets52752869152253
Retail trade not in stores, stalls and markets3 9073 9244 1595 4593 9484 0074 328

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