|Seasonally Adjusted Retail Sales Index - All Businesses|
|(Base Year 2015 = 100)|
|Volume Index||Value Index|
|Monthly % change||-0.1||0.0|
|Annual % change||3.6||2.7|
Seasonally adjusted there was a decrease of 0.1% in the volume of retail sales in the month of November, with an annual increase of 3.6%. See Table 1. If Motor Trades are excluded, there was an increase of 0.2% in the volume of retail sales in November 2018 when compared with October 2018 and there was an increase of 1.9% in the annual figure. See Table 2.
The sectors with the largest monthly volume increases were Electrical Goods (+6.8%) and Bars (+4.1%). The sectors with the largest month on month volume decreases were Pharmaceuticals, Medical & Cosmetic Articles (-7.5%) and Food, Beverages & Tobacco (-5.6%). See Table 3.
There was no change in the value of retail sales in November 2018 when compared with October 2018 and there was an annual increase of 2.7% when compared with November 2017. If Motor Trades are excluded there was also no change in the value of retail sales in the month and an increase of 0.4% in the annual figure.
Unadjusted indices are available on CSO Statbank.