Estonia retail sales rise in December

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Estonia retail sales increased in December, data from Statistics Estonia (SE) showed on Friday. Retail sales, excluding motor vehicles and motorcycles trade, rose 7% year-on-year in December.

Sales in stores selling via mail order or internet rose the most by 30% in December. Sales of manufacturing goods grew 9.0% yearly and those of specialized stores selling predominantly computers and their accessories, books, sports equipment, games, toys increased 18%.

Sales in grocery stores gained 4% and sales of automotive fuels surged 7%. On a monthly basis, retail sales gained 13% due to the Christmas and year-end sales in December. In 2020, retail sales rose 4% compared to a year ago.

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