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Textiles & clothing sector retail sales volume up
Jan '08
The volume of retail sales (i.e. excluding price effects) increased by 3.9% in November 2007 compared to November 2006. There was a monthly decrease of 0.6%. If Motor Trades are excluded the annual increase was 5.5% and the monthly change was -0.1%.

The value of retail sales increased by 6.2% in November 2007 compared to November 2006 and decreased by 0.2% in the month. However, if Motor Trades are excluded, the annual increase was 7.1% and the monthly change was +0.5%. October 2007 is the latest month for which final detailed figures are available.

The three-month August 2007 – October 2007 volume figures show that, compared with the three months ending July 2007:
• The largest increase in the volume of sales was in the Textiles and Clothing (+4.4%) sector.
• The largest decrease in the volume of sales was in the Electrical Goods (-5.9%) sector.

All figures in this release are trading day and seasonally adjusted. The seasonal factors are based on unadjusted indices up to June 2007.

Central Statistics Office Ireland

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