|Unit||Mil. EUR, NSA|
|Adjustments||Not Seasonally Adjusted|
For Estonia, retail trade detailed by NACE, as levels and a volume index. Monthly 1998 to 2015, quarterly from 2001.
The scope of the survey is the sale of goods of enterprises by their main economic activity. Retail sale is resell of new and second-hand goods by stores, stalls, sell counters, mail order sale stores, Internet and public sale to the people for their private consumption and housekeeping. Retail sale will not include sales of durable goods (cars, furniture, household appliances, etc.) to the people through leasing enterprises, if that leasing enterprise becomes the owner of goods. The comparison of data with those of previous periods is presented as retail sales volume indices (available for total sales only).
The population of enterprises is the statistical profile based on the data of the Ministry of Justice Centre of Register. The statistical profile includes economically active enterprises. Enterprises with 20 and more employees are completely enumerated. For small enterprises (0–19 employees), a stratified sampling is applied. The estimates of the population total are calculated on the basis of the data collected by the sample survey. When possible, the data of non-responded enterprises are replaced by those of an earlier period. The data of the remaining part of non-respondents are replaced with the respective average of responded similar enterprises.
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