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Published: 15 December 2010

Sales of retail trade grew by 4,2 per cent in October

According to Statistics Finland, retail trade sales rose by 4.2 per cent in October from October 2009. Sales volume also grew by 2.7 per cent during the same time period. Wholesale trade sales went up by 7.9 per cent and motor vehicle sales by 24.5 per cent. In total trade sales increased by 8.6 per cent in October.

Annual change in turnover in trade industries, % (TOL 2008)

Annual change in turnover in trade industries, % (TOL 2008)

Sales in retail trade rose by 3.5 per cent and in wholesale trade by 7.9 per cent in January to October compared with the corresponding period of the previous year. Motor vehicle sales rose by 17.0 per cent. In total trade sales were up in January to October by 7.6 per cent on the respective period of the year before.

Source: Turnover of trade, Statistics Finland

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Updated 15.12.2010

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Turnover of trade [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0939. October 2010. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 1.3.2024].
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