Sweden - Real Retail Sales





Sweden: Real Retail Sales

Mnemonic WRT$.ISWE
Unit Vol. Index 2015=100, WDASA
Adjustments Working Day Adjusted and Seasonally Adjusted
Monthly 1.99 %
Data May 2019 108.3
Apr 2019 110.5

Series Information

Source Statistics Sweden
Release Retail Sales Index
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 1/31/1991
End Date 5/31/2019

Sweden: Consumer

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Consumer Confidence Jun 2019 -1.2 -2 SA Monthly
Real Retail Sales May 2019 108.3 110.5 Vol. Index 2015=100, WDASA Monthly
Retail Sales Dec 2017 147.8 127.1 2010=100, WDA Monthly

Release Information

The retail sales data is register-based and is designed to measure the monthly sales trend and quarterly wholesale trade in the retail sector and other service industries.

Data is calculated in constant prices.

The surveys are documented in three different ways to describe the different aspects:

  • Quality
  • Developement
  • Detailed content

The SCB has been analyzing this data since 1963 in order to measure the quarterly and annual net sales developement in retail, wholesale, and other service sectors.  Most statistics are reported in a percent change.  It is used as a major input to the national accounts consumption and production calculations. 

Possible but uncommon.