According to Statistics Finland, turnover in total trade adjusted for working days increased by 0.5% in November from November 2018. Over the same time period, the working day adjusted volume of sales, from which the impact of prices has been eliminated, increased by 1.2%.
Both turnover and sales volume grew in all trade industries except for wholesale trade.
In November, adjusted turnover in motor vehicle trade increased by 4.8% and the volume of sales by 4.2% year-on-year. In retail trade, both increased by slightly more than 2%.
The biggest growth among retail trade industries was seen in department store trade and daily consumer goods trade. The turnover of department store trade was 3.8% and that of daily consumer goods trade 3.1% higher than one year earlier.
In specialised store trade, turnover increased by 0.9% and sales volume by 2.4%. In wholesale trade, working day adjusted turnover and sales volume fell from the year before.