Romania posts largest EU increase of retail trade in June

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Romania had the largest increase of retail trade of 7.8 percent in the EU28 this June compared with June 2017. On the second and third place were Lithuania with 7.2 percent and Hungary with 6.1 percent, respectively.

The largest decreases were observed in Malta (-1.5 percent), Austria (-1.4 percent) and Estonia (-1.2 percent).

In the EU28, the 1.9 percent increase in retail trade volume is due to increases of 2 percent for food, drinks and tobacco, 1.9 percent for non-food products and 1.2 percent for automotive fuel.

In June 2018 compared with May the volume of retail trade remained unchanged in EU28, due to increases of 0.4 percent in food, drinks and tobacco and of 0.1 percent in automotive fuel, while non-food products fell by 0.4 percent.

Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in the total retail trade volume were
registered in Germany (1.2 percent), Spain and Poland (both 0.7 percent). The largest decreases were observed in
Sweden and Finland (both -2.1 percent) as well as Estonia (-1.9 percent).

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