Turnover of retail trade, up by 8.2pc in 5 months

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The turnover of retail trade (excluding the trade with motor vehicles and motorcycles), as gross series, registered an increase of 7.9% in the first five months of the current year as compared to the similar period of 2016 and, as adjusted series according to the number of working days and seasonality, increased by 8.2%, the National Statistics Institute (INS), informed on Wednesday.

This increase in gross series was due to the increase of the retail trade of automotive fuel in specialized stores (+11.1%), sales of non-food products (+10.2%) and of food, beverages and tobacco sales (+3.6%).

In May 2017, the turnover volume of retail trade (excluding trade in motor vehicles and motorcycles) increased against the previous month, both as gross series, by 4.0% and as series adjusted according to the number of working days and seasonality, by 4.4%.

As compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, the turnover volume of retail trade (excluding trade in motor vehicles and motorcycles) increased, both in gross series and as series adjusted by number of working days and seasonality, by 14.0% and by 12.3% respectively.

 

 

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