KSH: Hungary’s retail sales up 4.1% in October

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The volume of retail sales in Hungary saw a year-on-year increase of 4.1% in October according to raw data, and was up by 4.6% adjusted for calendar effects, Hungary’s Central Statistical Office (KSH) said today.

KSH data show that adjusted for calendar effects, the volume of sales rose by 2.1% in food, drinks and tobacco stores, by 8% in non-food retail trade and by 3.4% in automotive fuel retailing in October, in year-on-year terms.

In October, sales in the national retail trade network as well as in mail order and internet retailing were HUF 826 billion at current prices, KSH said, adding that food, drinks and tobacco stores accounted for 46% of all retail sales, while the relevant figures for non-food retail shops and the network of petrol stations were 38% and 16% respectively.

In the period of January-October, the volume of sales, considering calendar adjusted data, was 5.8% higher than in the corresponding period of the previous year, KSH said. KSH data show that in the period, the volume of sales rose by 3.5% in food, drinks and tobacco stores, by 7.8% in non-food retail trade and by 7.6% in automotive fuel retailing.

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