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

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Retail sales in Hungary were up by 5% in December last year, as compared to the same period a year earlier according to raw data, and that figure rose 4.5% adjusted for calendar effects, Hungary’s Central Statistical Office (KSH) reported today.

Data by KSH show that adjusted for calendar effects, the volume of sales rose by 3.4% in food, drinks and tobacco stores, by 6.4% in non-food retail trade and by 3.7% in automotive fuel retailing in December.

Sales in the national retail trade network as well as in mail order and internet retailing were HUF 954 billion at current prices in December, KSH said. 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 41% and 12% respectively, KSH added.


Over the last year, as compared to the preceding year, adjusted for calendar effects, the volume of retail sales increased by 5.6%, while the volume of sales rose by 3.4% in food, drinks and tobacco stores, by 7.6% in non-food retail trade and by 7.1% in automotive fuel retailing, KSH said.

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