According to HUI Research, retail sales of shoes in Sweden decreased by 25 percent during November and by 4.1 percent in December 2011. During the same periods the previous year, they increased by 45 percent and 8.6 percent, respectively. For 2011 as a whole, the Swedish footwear market was down by 4.2 percent, compared with an increase of 8 percent recorded in 2010. In constant prices, last year's decline amounted to 7 percent.