Retail Sales Increase in August

October 4, 2019

The volume of sales in retail shops increased by 5.8% in August from a year earlier, according to data adjusted for calendar effects, Hungary's Central Statistical Office reports. Sales rose by 3.4% in specialized and non-specialized food shops, by 9.8% in non-food retail shops and by 4.3% in automotive fuel retailing. In January–August, the volume of sales was 5.8% higher than in the corresponding period of the previous year.

Sales in the national retail trade network as well as in mail order and internet retailing amounted to HUF 1,076 billion at current prices in August. Food, drinks and tobacco stores accounted for 46% of all retail sales, while the relevant figure for non-food retail shops was 37% and for petrol stations 17%.


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