KSH: Hungary’s retail sales up 5% in April

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jessica fejos

Hungary’s volume of sales in retail shops increased by 5% according to raw data, compared to the same period of the previous year, Hungary’s Central Statistical Office (KSH) said today in a second estimate of data.

Adjusted for calendar effects, the volume of sales rose by 3.9% in specialized and non-specialized food shops, by 11.3% in non-food retail shops and by 3.5% in automotive fuel retailing, KSH added. 

Sales in the national retail trade network as well as in mail order and internet retailing were HUF 781,000 at current prices, KSH reported. KSH data show that food, drinks and tobacco stores accounted for 47% of all retail sales, while the relevant figures for non-food retail shops and the network of petrol stations were 38% and 15% respectively.

In January–April 2016, the volume of sales – also according to calendar adjusted data – was 4.9% higher than in the corresponding period of the previous year, according to KSH. The volume of sales rose by 2.3% in food, drinks and tobacco shops, by 8.2% in non-food retail trade and by 5.3% in automotive fuel retailing, KSH added.

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