Romanian retail sales ease in May
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Romania's retail sales increased by an adjusted 6.2% year-on-year in May, after an upwardly revised 6.6% gain a month earlier, data from the Bucharest-based National Institute of Statistics (INS) on Wednesday show.
The latest figure marked the 15th straight month of rise in retail trade.
Sales moderated for both non-food products (4.8% vs 5.3% in April) and automotive (7.4% vs 13%).
Meanwhile, sales growth of food, beverages, and tobacco accelerated (6.8% vs 4.3%). On a monthly basis, retail sales went up 0.9% in May, after an upwardly revised 3.1% increase in April.
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