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The Retail sales index (RSI) aims to provide a short term indication of changes in value and volume of retail sales. As such the RSI is a leading monthly indicator for eonomic activity, providing accurate and objective measure of retail trading and consumer spending behaviour.
Enterprise - The smallest legally independent unit.
The reporting unit is the enterprise. All enterprises are eligible to be selected as the are no size cot-offs. Selected enterprises provide a single overall retail sales figure each month.
Data is published at a national level only.
The Retail Sales Index is classified in accordance with the statistical classification of economic activities in European Communities, i.e. NACE Rev. 2.
Indices are calculated using base 2005=100.
Data is subject to revision.
For more detailed information, please visit the Central Statistics Office Ireland website: http://www.cso.ie/en/methods/services/retailsalesindex/