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Retail sales up by 11.2% y-o-y in October


2011-11-25



Retail sales at current prices grew by 11.2% y-o-y in October, a marginal deceleration compared with the previous month, according to data from the Central Statistical Office (GUS). The result was better than market expectations, which averaged 10.3% y-o-y.

In comparison with the corresponding period of 2010, sales were up in almost all of the main branch specialisations, with the single exception of motor vehicles, motor cycles and parts, where they fell by 3% y-o-y. The highest increase was noted in other retail sale at non-specialised stores (up by 26.2% y-o-y), followed by fuels (up by 20.1% y-o-y), textiles, clothing and footwear (up by 15.1% y-o-y), and pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and orthopaedic equipment (up by 13.5% y-o-y). Sales of newspapers, books and other items at specialist stores went up by 11.1% y-o-y, and furniture, radio, TV and household appliances by 10.1% y-o-y. Sales of food, beverages and tobacco products were 3.3% higher than a year earlier.

In the first 10 months of 2011 retail sales at current prices rose by 12.2% y-o-y.



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