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Lithuania retail sales rise in September

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Lithuania's retail sales, excluding VAT, increased a working-day adjusted 11.3% year-on-year in September, after a 10.2% rise in August, figures from the Statistics Lithuania (LS) showed on Thursday.

Sales of non-food stores surged 15.7% annually in September and those in specialized stores accelerated 40.2%.

Sales in non-specialized stores and those of food, alcoholic beverages and tobacco increased by 3.6% and 4.2%, respectively.

On a monthly basis, retail sales declined a seasonally adjusted 0.8% in September.

Separate data from the Vilnius-based statistical agency showed that the EU measure of harmonized index of consumer prices, or HICP, rose 8.2% yearly in October, following a 6.4% increase in September, preliminary data revealed. On a monthly basis, HICP remained unchanged at 1.7% in October.

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