Domestic retail sales up 5.8% y-o-y in August

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The volume of retail sales in Hungary increased by 5.8% in August, according to raw data, and were up by 4.3% adjusted for calendar effects, as compared to the same month of 2015, Hungary’s Central Statistical Office (KSH) said today in a first reading of data.

In August, adjusted for calendar effects, the volume of sales rose by 2.8% in specialized and non-specialized food shops, by 6.1% in non-food retail shops and by 7.5% in automotive fuel retailing, according to KSH data. 

In the January-August period, as compared to the equivalent period a year earlier, the volume of sales – also according to calendar-adjusted data – was 4.9% higher, KSH data show.

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