Romania posts the highest increase in total retail trade among EU members in August yoy

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In August 2015 compared with August 2014 the retail sales index increased by 2.6 percent in the EU28 and by 2.3 percent in the euro area, according to Monday estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the EU28, the 2.6 percent increase in retail trade volume is due to rises of 3.3 percent for automotive fuel, of 2.7 percent for non-food products and of 2.5 percent for “Food, drinks and tobacco”.

The 2.3 percent increase in the volume of retail trade in the euro area in August 2015, compared with August 2014, is due to rises of 3.6 percent for automotive fuel, of 2.5 percent for “Food, drinks and tobacco” and of 2.0 percent for non-food products.

Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in total retail trade were observed in Romania (+8.5 percent), Ireland (+7.7 percent), Poland (+5.7 percent), Estonia and Latvia (both +5.5 percent), Lithuania (+5.4 percent) and Malta (+5.3 percent), while decreases were observed in Luxembourg (-12.6 percent), Bulgaria (-1.9 percent), Belgium (-1.7 percent), Finland (-0.7 percent) and Austria (-0.2 percent), Eurostat shows.

The stable volume of retail trade in the euro area in August 2015, compared with July 2015, is due to rises of 1.8 percent for automotive fuel and of 0.8 percent for “Food, drinks and tobacco”, while non-food products fell by 0.3 percent. In the EU28, the stable volume of retail trade is due to rises of 1.4 percent for automotive fuel and of 0.5 percent for “Food, drinks and tobacco”, while non-food products fell by 0.2 percent.

Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in total retail trade were registered in Portugal (+1.5 percent), Ireland (+0.9 percent) and Poland (+0.8 percent), while the largest decreases were observed in Luxembourg (-1.5 percent), Sweden (-1.2 percent), Estonia and Finland (both -1.1 percent).

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