INS: The Romanian retail turnover grew by 18 percent in H1

Newsroom 03/08/2016 | 13:35

The retail turnover (except for cars and motors) registered a growth of 18 percent in the first semester of this year, as gross series, compared with the same period of 2015 as a result of the sales of food products, beverages and tobacco, respectively for non food products, according to the data from National Institute of Statistics (INS) from today.

On the other hand, during January-June, the retail turnover (except for cars and motors) as gross series, according to the working days and season, grew by 16.8 percent because of the sales of food products, beverages and tobacco (23.5 percent), non food products sales (15.1 percent) and the fuel retail for cars from specialized stores (10.5 percent).

The retail business increased by 16.1 percent in June compared with June 2015, as a result of the increase in fuel retail for cars in specialized stores (18.1 percent), sales in non-food products (16.9 percent) and food products, beverages and tobacco ( 14 percent).

Moreover, the turnover volume for retail (except cars and motors) as adjusted series according to the working days and season registered a growth of 16.2 percent in June compared with June 2015 because of the fuel retail for cars in specialized stores (18.2 percent), non-food products sale (16.4 percent) and food products, beverages and tobacco (12.9 percent).

Georgiana Bendre

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