Retail sales July 2018

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In July 2018 retail sales  at constant prices were by 7.1% higher than the year before (against a growth of 6.8% in July 2017). Compared with June this year retail sales increased by 0.2%.

Among the groups with a significant share in total retail sales, the highest increase in July 2018 compared to the corresponding period of previous year (at constant prices) was observed in enterprises trading in motor vehicles, motorcycles, parts (by 16.7% against a growth of 10.0% the year before). A substantial increase in sales was also recorded in entities classified into the group “others” (by 12.6%) as well as in units trading in solid, liquid and gaseous fuels (by 8.1%). Within groups with a lower share in total retail sales, higher than average growth was reported by units from groups: “textiles, clothing, footwear” (by 16.3%) and “pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, orthopaedic equipment” (by 11.7%). The drop in retail sales was noted by sellers of food, beverages and tobacco products (by 0.6%). In the period of January-July 20182 retail sales were by 6.9% higher than in the corresponding period of previous year (against a growth of 7.0% in 2017).

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