Romania Retail Trade Slows in December
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Retail sales growth in Romania slowed to 1.5% year-on-year in December from a downwardly revised 3% in the previous month, data from the Bucharest-based National Institute of Statistics (INS) on Tuesday show.
Sales grew at a softer pace for non-food products (3.9% vs 6.3% in November), while trade continued to drop for automotive fuel (-10.6% vs -6%).
In contrast, sales went up further for food and non-alcoholic beverages (5.1% vs 4.4%).
On a monthly basis, retail trade fell 0.2%, reversing a downwardly revised 1.4% jump in November.
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