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Sweden retail sales up in February: Statistics Sweden

RBR Staff Writer Published 31 March 2014

Sweden retail trade sales volume increased by 2.5% in February 2014, compared to the same month last year, according to the latest data released by Statistics Sweden.

Retail sales for consumables, on a working day adjusted basis, increased by 0.6% while retail sales for durables increased by 4.1%.

Year-over-year, total turnover for retail trade, measured in current prices, increased by 2.4% in February 2014. Retail trade for consumables (such as goods sold in department stores and specialised grocery stores) rose by 1.6%.

While, durables (such as clothing stores, furniture stores, second-hand goods stores and mail order houses) increased by 3.2%.

The retail trade sales volume increased by 0.4% between January 2014 and February 2014.

During the last three-month period (December through February), the sales volume, working day adjusted and seasonally adjusted, increased by 0.3% compared to the previous three-month period (September through November).