Romania retail sales growth eases in February

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Romania retail sales rose by a working-day adjusted 8.5% year-on-year in February, after a 9.7% increase in January, figures from the Bucharest-based National Institute of Statistics (INS) showed on Wednesday.

Sales of automotive fuels in specialized stores gained 15.7%.

Sales of non-food products increased 6.4% and those of food, beverages and tobacco grew 3.8%.

On a month-on-month basis, retail sales increased 0.3% in February, after a 0.6% fall in the preceding month.

On an unadjusted basis, retail sales grew 5.5% annually in February and rose 0.1% from the prior month. 

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