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Latvia retail sales increase in September

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Latvia's retail sales grew a calendar-adjusted 3.9% year-over-year in September, figures from the Riga-based Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) showed. 

Turnover of retail trade in non-food products rose 7.6% yearly in September, while those of food products decreased 1.9%. Sales of automotive fuels gained 5.6%.

Turnover of retail sale via mail order houses or via internet grew the most by 22.6%. Sales of clothing, footwear and leather goods 11.1% and those of hardware, instruments, construction materials and sanitary equipment 10%.

On a monthly basis, retail sales increased a seasonally adjusted 0.4% in September.

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