Poland retail sales growth slows in March

Retail

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

Retail sales rose 9.6% year-on-year in March, after a 15.2% growth in the same month last year.

Sales of textiles, clothing, footwear surged 41.9% and that of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, orthopedic equipment advanced 15.9%.

Sales of other products grew 31.2% and those of solid, liquid and gaseous fuels rose 15.5%.

Sales of newspapers, books, other sales in specialized stores, and furniture, radio, TV and household appliances increased 7.3% and 2.8%, respectively.

On a monthly basis, retail sales gained 16.4% in March. At current prices, retail sales rose 22.0% annually in March. 

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