Sales of textiles, clothing, footwear accelerated 15.8% yearly in July and those of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, orthopedic equipment surged 6.8%. Sales of newspapers, books, other sale in specialized stores rose 2.6% and food, beverages and tobacco products gained 1.9%.

Sales of solid, liquid and gaseous fuels, and others gained by 0.1% and 3.5%, respectively. On a monthly basis, retail sales grew 2.1% in July.

At current prices, retail sales rose 8.9% annually in July.