Estonia retail sales rise in April

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Estonia's retail sales increased in April mainly due to higher turnover in stores selling manufacturing goods, data from Tallinn-based Statistics Estonia (SE) showed on Monday.

Retail sales, excluding motor vehicles and motorcycles trade, increased 12.0% year-on-year in April. The latest growth in turnover in retail trade was primarily influenced by stores selling manufactured goods, where turnover grew by 26% year-on-year, Johanna Pihlak, analyst at the agency, said.

On a monthly basis, retail sales declined 6% in April. On a seasonally and working-day adjusted basis, retail sales turnover fell 2% monthly in April. 

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