Retail growth continued in August

Calendar adjusted data (at constant prices) compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) and released September 30 show that, compared to August 2018, in August 2019 total retail trade turnover rose by 3.1 %. 

Turnover of retail trade in food products increased by 0.7 %, turnover of retail trade in non-food products (except for retail sale of automotive fuel) – by 5.5 %, turnover of retail sale of automotive fuel – by 2.0 %.

Total retail trade turnover at current prices increased by 5.0 % (not taking into account the calendar influence).

Compared to July 2019, the total turnover of retail trade enterprises in August 2019 rose by 0.2 %, according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices. The most notable turnover rise was recorded in retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet (of 11.5 %).

Compared to July, in August 2019 the total retail trade turnover at current prices (not taking into account seasonality) increased by 0.5 %.

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