Croatia retail trade up in March
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Croatia's working-day adjusted retail trade in real terms increased by 14.3% year-on-year in March speeding up from a 3.8% rise the previous month, according to data from the Croatian Bureau of Statistics.
March 2020 was the first month in which retail trade was dramatically affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
In March 2021, the biggest increases in nominal turnover were recorded for clothing (by 105.5% year-on-year) and electrical household appliances, furniture and other household articles (by 58.5%). The most substantial decline was for pharmaceutical and medicinal products, whose turnover fell by an annual 7.6%. On a monthly basis, retail trade showed a 2.4% decline in March, led by sale of food products (-6.2%).
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