Logout / Access Other products Drop Down Arrow
Get live help Monday-Friday from 7:00AM-6:00PM ET (11:00AM-10:00PM GMT)  •  Contact Us
Check out our new FAQ section!
RSS Feed
Data Change: Venezuela - RSI - Rebased to 2007
Wednesday, 03 Jul 2019 07:40 ET
By Keith Golden
June 2019 -- For the retail sales index for Venezuela, concurrent with dissemination of results for January 2019, the source has advanced the base year from 1997 to 2007 (26 monthly series 2000 to 2013, replaced by four monthly series from 2007).

In response, we have:

  1. Archived the predecessors (1997=100, 2000m1 to 2013m9) by renaming with an "_97" specifier, marking metadata as "discontinued", and segregating in the catalog. 
  2. Created partial replacements, for headline retail trade (2007=100, two series from 2007m1). 
  3. Added headline wholesale trade (2007=100, two series from 2007m1).
  4. Extended the series over the interval 2000m1 to 2006m12.
  5. Synchronized our SA supplements for retail trade.
  6. Refurbished the catalog.
Active dataset properties:
  • Native titles: Comercio, Mayor, Detal, Índice Laspeyres del volumen de ventas, Índice de valor de ventas
  • Measurements: Volume index, value index
  • Adjustment: Not seasonally adjusted
  • Base period: 2007
  • Native frequency: Monthly
  • Reported start date: 2007m1

The series reside in the historical catalog (Venezuela » Consumer » Retail sales index) and include, for example:

  • WRIRT_97UM.IVEN = [DISCONTINUED] Retail sales index: General index, (Index 1997=100, NSA)
  • WRIRTCMUM.IVEN  = Retail sales index: General index - Commercial sector, (Index 2007=100, NSA)
  • WRJWTCMUM.IVEN  = Wholesale trade index: General index - Commercial sector, (Vol. Index 2007=100, NSA)

Because catalog locations are subject to change, the upper-right search box on DataBuffet.com provides a "find in catalog" mode that accepts a mnemonic.

Please be aware that

Until 2013, the source reported detail by product group. These have not been replaced.

The source reports an "indice general de bienes" which is the combination of retail and wholesale. We do not republish this.

See also

Related ReleaseRetail Sales
SourceCentral Bank of Venezuela
Release DateReference date
03 Jun 2020Mar 2019