Poland retail sales accelerate in March

Retail

Poland's retail sales increased in March, figures from Warsaw-based Central Statistical Office (GUS) showed on Thursday.

Retail sales grew 11.5% year-on-year in March, following an 8.9% rise in the same month last year. Sales of textiles, clothing, footwear accelerated 93% yearly in March and those of motor vehicles, motorcycles, parts surged 50.5%.

Sales of furniture, radio, TV and household appliances increased 39.0% and sales of newspapers, books, other sale in specialized stores rose 28.2%. Sales of food, beverages and tobacco products, and others gained by 2.9% and 2.3%, respectively. On a monthly basis, retail sales grew 15.0% in March. At current prices, retail sales rose 17.1% annually in March. 

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