Bulgaria retail trade growth continues to ease in June
Retail sales in Bulgaria rose 22.7% year-on-year in June, easing from a 23.9% increase in the previous month, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on Tuesday, citing preliminary working-day adjusted data.
Sales slowed for non-food products (29.3% vs 32% in May), mainly for textile, clothing & footwear (10.5% vs 117.4%) and automotive fuel in specialized stores (15.9% vs 26.9%).
On the other hand, sales advanced for food, beverages & tobacco (16.7% vs 13.1%). On a seasonally-adjusted monthly comparison basis, retail trade turnover rose by 1.5% in June, following a 1.6% increase in May.
In a separate report, the Sofia-based institute said that the country's industrial output rose 9.7% year-on-year in June, easing from a downwardly revised 16.4% jump in the previous month, reflecting smaller growth levels in all industrial activities.
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