The sale of food, automotive fuel led to an increase of the retail turnover volume by 4 pc, after five months

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As against the first five months of last year, the retail turnover volume (excluding the trade with motor vehicles and motorcycles), increased both as gross series and as adjusted series according to the number of working days and to seasonality by 4 percent and by 4.3 percent, respectively in January-May period of 2015.

Thus, according to the National Statistics Institute (INS), this increase of the retail turnover volume (excluding the trade with motor vehicles and motorcycles), gross series, was due to the increments registered by the sale of food, beverages and tobacco (+9.3 percent) and by the retail of automotive fuel in specialised stores (+6.7 percent). The sale of non-food products decreased by 1.4 percent.

As against 2014 January-May period, in the corresponding period of this year, the retail turnover volume (excluding the trade with motor vehicles and motorcycles), adjusted series according to the number of working days and to seasonality, registered an increase of 4.3 percent due to the increments registered by the sale of food, beverages and tobacco (+8.4 percent) and by the retail of automotive fuel in specialised stores (+5.7 percent). The sale of non-food products decreased by 0.2 percent.

As against the previous month, in May 2015 the retail turnover volume (excluding the trade with motor vehicles and motor cycles), gross series, globally decreased by 2 percent due to the drops registered by the sale of food, beverages and tobacco (-4.7 percent) and by the retail of automotive fuel in specialised stores (-1.3 percent). The sale of non-food products remained at the same level.

On adjusted series, there was a decrease by 0.8 percent due to the drops registered by the retail of automotive fuel in specialised stores (-1.8 percent) and by the sale of food, beverages and tobacco (-0.1 percent). The sale of non-food products increased by 0.4 percent.

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