Croatia retail sales volume up in December

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Croatia's retail sales grew 8.5% year-on-year in December, advancing from a 5.2% rise in the previous month, the Zagreb-based Central Statistical Bureau (Crostat) said on Friday.

Sales of non-food products rose by 13.5%, while sales for food, beverages, and tobacco declined 0.2%.

On a monthly comparison basis, seasonally- and working-day adjusted retail sales volume rose by 1.4% in December, following a revised 0.4% decline in November.

Considering the whole year of 2021, retail trade grew 12.1% in real terms after a decline of 5.8% in 2020, the agency said. 

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