Retail sales August 2018

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In August 2018 retail sales 1 at constant prices were by 6.7% higher than the year before (against a growth of 6.9% in August 2017). Compared with July this year retail sales increased by 1.2%.

Retail sales of goods by type of enterprise activity Among the groups with a significant share in total retail sales, the highest increase in August 2018 compared to the corresponding period of previous year (at constant prices) was observed in enterprises trading in motor vehicles, motorcycles, parts (by 11.0% against a growth of 4.0% the year before). Higher than average growth was reported by units trading in solid, liquid and gaseous fuels (by 7.7%) as well as by entities classified into the group “other retail sale in non-specialized stores” (by 6.9%). Within groups with a lower share in total retail sales, high growth was noted by units from groups: “textiles, clothing, footwear” (by 15.9%) and “pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, orthopaedic equipment” (by 11.6%) and “furniture, radio, TV and household appliances” (by 9.1%). In the period of January-August 20182 retail sales were by 6.8% higher than in the corresponding period of previous year (against a growth of 7.1% in 2017).

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