Poland retail sales surge in October

Retail

Poland's retail sales grew 6.9% year-on-year in October, following a 2.3% rise in the same month last year, data released by the Warsaw-based Central Statistical Office (GUS) showed on Tuesday.

Sales of textiles, clothing, footwear accelerated 29.3% yearly in October and those of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, orthopedic equipment surged 6.1%.

Sales of newspapers, books, other sale in specialized stores rose 4.2% and solid, liquid and gaseous fuels gained 6.9%.

Sales of furniture, radio, TV and household appliances, and others gained by 0.2% and 13.2%, respectively. On a monthly basis, retail sales rose 3.6% in October.

At current prices, retail sales rose 14.4% annually in October.

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