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Latvia retail sales increase in February

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Latvia's retail sales increased in February, led by non-food sales, figures from the Riga-based Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) showed on Tuesday.

Retail sales gained a calendar-adjusted 9.4% year-over-year in February. Turnover of retail trade in non-food products, except for retail sales of automotive fuels, rose 22.7% yearly in February and those of food products rose 0.9%.

Meanwhile, sales of automotive fuels declined 0.3%. Sales of clothing, footwear, and leather goods rose the most by 138.0% in February.

Sales of non-specialized stores selling non-food products gained 46.4 and retail sales of cultural and recreation goods grew by 40.9%.

On a monthly basis, retail sales fell a seasonally adjusted 0.1% in February. 

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