KSH: Hungary’s retail sales up 6.7%

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The volume of retail sales in Hungary was up 6.7% in February according to raw data and by 6.6% adjusted for calendar effects as compared to the same month a year earlier, Hungary’s Central Statistical Office (KSH) said today in a second reading of data.

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Data by KSH show that adjusted for calendar effects, the volume of sales rose by 4.9% in specialized and non-specialized food shops, by 8% in non-food retail shops and by 9.1% in automotive fuel retailing.  

Sales in the national retail trade network as well as in mail order and internet retailing were HUF 648 billion at current prices in February, KSH reported. Food, drinks and tobacco stores accounted for 50% of all retail sales while the relevant figures for non-food retail shops and the network of petrol stations were 35% and 15% respectively in February, the office added.

In the period of January-February 2016, the volume of sales – also according to calendar adjusted data – was 4.4% higher than in the corresponding period of the previous year.

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