INS: Turnover volume in retail up by 6.3 pct in the first four months of the year

Georgiana Bendre 06/06/2017 | 11:23

The turnover volume in retail, except cars and motors trade, went up by 6.3 percent in the first four months of the year compared with the same period of 2016, according to the National Institute of Statistics (INS).

This increase was generated by the increase in trade in fuels for cars in specialized stores (10.9 percent), sales in non-food (8.9 percent) and sales in food, beverages and tobacco (1.2 percent).

„The turnover volume in retail on adjusted series according to the number of working days and season during January-April 2017, compared with January- April 2016, registered a growth by 7 percent due to the increase in the retail of non-food sales, retail of fuels for cars in specialized stores (9.6 percent) and sales of food, beverages and tobacco,” said the INS.

In April, the volume went up on gross series by 2.6 percent and dropped as adjusted series according to the number of working days and season by 0.2 percent.

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