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Slovakia retail sales growth slows in December

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Slovakia's retail sales increased at a softer pace in December, figures from the Bratislava-based Slovak Statistical Office (SÚSR) showed on Friday.

Retail sales increased 1.1% year-on-year in December, after a 3.9% growth in November.

Sales of automotive fuels increased 3.6% yearly in December. Sales of stalls or markets grew by 7.1% and 19.6%, respectively.

Sales of cultural and recreation goods rose 3.5% and those in specialized stores gained 1.2%.

On a month-on-month basis, retail sales rose 3.0% in December. Data also showed that in 2021, retail sales increased 1.4%. 

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