Slovak Retail Sales Down in October

Retail

Slovakia's retail trade fell by 4.4% from a year earlier in October, following a 4.9% decrease in the previous month, the Bratislava-based Slovak Statistical Office (SÚSR) said in a statement.

Sales went down in stores, stalls, and markets, which also include mail-order sales (-11.8%), hypermarkets & supermarkets (-2.4%%) and other household equipment in specialized stores (-11.4%).

Sales were also down for cultural & recreation goods in specialized stores (-6.8%) and automotive fuel (-5.1%).

On the other hand, sales of food, beverages and tobacco were up 3.7% and trade in specialized stores, e.g. with footwear, textiles or drugstores advanced 3.6%.

On a monthly basis, retail sales declined 1.7%.

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