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EU retail sales volume increased in February


European Union Statistics Office (Eurostat) published the February data on retail sales of European countries.

The seasonally adjusted retail sales volume increased for both EA19 and EU28 by 0,4%. The index raised by 2,8% in the Euro area and 3,3% in EU29, compared to the same months of the previous year.

The retail sales index increased by 0,9% for non-food products and 0,1% for food, beverage and tobacco products while it decreased by 0,7% for automotive fuel.

The same index increased by 0,1% for non-food products while decreasing by 0,1% for food, beverage and tobacco products and 0,2% for automotive fuel.

Among the countries for which data is available, the largest monthly increases in the total trade volume were recorded for Croatia (4.4%), Belgium and Latvia (1,6%). The largest decreases were seen in in Slovakia (1,5%), Portugal (1,0%) and Bulgaria (0,6%).

Compared to the same month of the previous year, the largest increases in the total retail trade volume was recorded in Slovakia (11,8%), Croatia (11,4%) and Romania (9,1%).





Source: Eurostat
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