Bulgaria retail sales rise in November

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Bulgaria's retail sales at constant prices grew by 6.7% year-on-year in November, after adding an annual 7.6% in the previous month, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on Monday, citing preliminary working-day adjusted data.

Sales rose for both food, beverage & tobacco (9.6%) and non-food products (4.1%); non-specialized stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating (11.6%); and automotive fuel (9.9%).

On a seasonally-adjusted monthly comparison basis, retail trade turnover at constant prices added 0.5% in November, following a 1% increase in October.

In another report the Sofia-based agency, citing preliminary data, said the country's industrial output rose by 13.2% annually in November after increasing by 9.6% in October.

On a seasonally-adjusted monthly basis, industrial production went up 1.4% in November, after it grew by 1% in the previous month.

According to preliminary working-day adjusted data, construction production in Bulgaria went up 3.2% on the year in November following a 2.0% annual decrease in the previous month. On a seasonally-adjusted monthly comparison basis, construction output rose by 1.9% in November after falling by 0.6% in October. 

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