Retail sales index - May 2021

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In May 2021 retail sales at constant prices were by 13.9% higher than the year before (against a decrease of 7.7% in May 2020). Compared with April 2021 retail sales increased by 8.2%. In the period of January-May 2021 retail sales y/y were by 7.9% higher (against a decrease of 6.2% in 2020).

In May 2021, the largest increase in retail sales (at constant prices) compared to the corresponding period of 2020 was noted by units trading in motor vehicles, motorcycles, parts (by 51.2% against a decrease of 34.0% the year before). Among the presented groups higher sales than “total” sales were also observed in groups: “textiles, clothing, footwear” (by 46.1%) and “pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, orthopaedic equipment” (by 18.5%).

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