Polish retail sales rise in May 

Retail

Retail sales in Poland increased 19.1% year-on-year in May, lower than a 25.7% jump in the previous month, figures released by the Warsaw-based Central Statistical Office (GUS) show.

Sales rose the most for motor vehicles & parts by 52.8% and for clothing & footwear by 47.5%. Additionally, trade for fuels increased by 36.7%, while sales of food, beverage, tobacco added 4.6%.

Sales for pharmaceuticals & cosmetics rose by 19.9%, and also advanced for furnishing by 10.3%. Sales of newspapers & books went up by 17.7%.

On a non-seasonally adjusted monthly basis, retail trade rebounded 8.4%, after a 6.7% fall in April.

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