Retail sales index - August 2023

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In August 2023 retail sales  at constant prices were by 2.7% lower than the year before (against an increase of 4.2% in August 2022). Compared with July 2023 an increase by 2.8% in retail sales was recorded. In the period of January-August  2023 sales decreased y/y by 4.2% (in 2022 a growth of 7.3%).

In August 2023, the largest decrease in retail sales (at constant prices) compared with the corresponding period of 2022 was recorded, as in the previous months, by entities from the group “newspapers, books, other sale in specialized stores” (by 14.3% against a decrease of 1.6% the year before). A significantly drop in sales was also observed in the groups “others” (by 13.4%) and “furniture, radio, TV and household appliances” (by 10.6%). Units trading in food, beverages and tobacco products noted a decline by 2.1%. Among the presented groups, only units selling motor vehicles, motorcycles, parts reported an increase (by 3.4%).

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