Wholesale trade sales down 0.1% y/y in August 2015
Wholesale trade sales, when measured in real terms (constant 2012 prices), decreased by 0.1% year on year in August 2015, data from Statistics SA showed on Thursday.
Seasonally adjusted wholesale trade sales decreased by 1% in August 2015 compared with July 2015. This followed month-on-month changes of 1% growth in July 2015 and a 0.5% decline in June 2015.
Seasonally adjusted wholesale trade sales decreased by 0.3% in the three months ended August 2015 compared with the previous three months.
Measured in nominal terms (current prices), wholesale trade sales increased by 0.3% in August 2015 compared with August 2014.
Wholesale trade sales increased by 3.2% in the three months ended August 2015 compared with the three months ended August 2014.