Poland Retail Sales Falls in February
Poland's retail sales decreased for the second straight month in February, and at a faster-than-expected rate, figures from the Warsaw-based Central Statistical Office (GUS) showed on Tuesday.
At constant prices, retail sales contracted 5% year-on-year in February, much faster than a 0.3% fall in January.
Sales of solid, liquid and gaseous fuels fell the most, by 26.2% annually, and those of furniture, radio, television and household appliances dropped 10.3%.
Data showed that other retail sales contracted sharply by 12.3%. On the other hand, sales of textiles, clothing, and footwear grew 9.9% from a year ago.
On a monthly basis, retail sales dipped 3.6% from January, when they plunged by 23.1%.
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