Retail trade volume up by 7.3 pct in Romania in January y-o-y

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Romania is one the EU member states that registered the highest increases in total retail trade (7.3 percent) in January 2015 compared to the same period of the previous year, along with Luxembourg (10.7 percent), Hungary (8.2 percent) and Poland (7.5 percent). On the other hand, the only decreases in retail trade were observed in Finland (1.2 percent) and Belgium (0.3 percent).

According to Eurostat, in the euro area, a 3.7 percent increase in the volume of retail trade was recorded this year in January, compared with January 2014, which is due to rises of 6.1 percent for automotive fuel, of 5 percent for the non-food sector and of 2.2 percent for “Food, drinks and tobacco”. In the EU28, the 4 percent increase in retail trade is due to rises of 5.6 percent for automotive fuel, of 5.4 percent for the non-food sector and of 2.4 percent for “Food, drinks and tobacco”.

A 1.1 percent increase in the volume of retail trade was registered in the euro area in January against December, which is due to rises of 3.2 percent for automotive fuel, of 1.2 percent for the non-food sector and of 1 percent for “Food, drinks and tobacco”. In the EU28, the 0.8 percent increase in retail trade is due to rises of 2.9 percent for automotive fuel, of 0.8 percent for the non-food sector and of 0.6 percent for “Food, drinks and tobacco”.

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