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Press release

Retail trade

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In August 2019 the monthly growth rate of sales decreased by 0.6% in both value and volume.

In the three months to August 2019, the value of retail trade rose by 0.9%, while the quantity sold grew by 0.8% when compared to the previous three months.

Year-on-year both value and volume of retail trade increased for the third consecutive month in August 2019, growing by 0.7% and 0.5% respectively.

In August 2019, large scale distribution was up 1.2% year-on-year while small scale distribution was down 0.5% compared to August 2018.

Year-on-year online sales fell to 19.4% in August 2019, after 23.4% reported in July 2019.

Looking at the value of sales for non-food products, the largest growths were reported for Furniture and textile items and household furnishings (+2.6%) and Cosmetic and toilet articles (+2.2%), while the largest drops concerned Electric household appliances, audio-video equipment (-1.7%) and Stationery, books, newspapers and magazines (-1.6%).

Reference period: August 2019

Date of Issue: 08 October 2019

Next release: 7 November 2019



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