Total retail trade refers to NACE 47, excluding 47.3.
Trade in consumables here refers to NACE 47.11 and 47.2.
Durables here refer to NACE 47.19 and 47.4-47.7.
All time series use the year prior to the year of the survey as their base year. Results for December are based on the response rate of 84 percent. The weighted response rate considers the size of the turnover for the responding companies, which amounted to 95 percent. Results for November are based on the response rate of 89 percent unweighted and 96 percent weighted. Contact HUI Research for more detailed reports of the retail trade activities.
When the Retail Trade Index for a new month is published, the index for previous months is also revised. For the last month a new calculation has been made but other months may also be revised. The material is normally revised for twelve months retroactively. This is mainly due to new and revised information that has been received. Seasonally adjusted figures and trend figures are always revised from January 1991 onwards.