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Slovenia retail trade growth at record high in March

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Retail sales in Slovenia jumped 24% from a year earlier in March, accelerating sharply from an upwardly revised 4.2% rise in the previous month, the Ljubljana-based Statistics Bureau of Slovenia (SURS) said in a statement on Thursday.

In March 2020, most stores were closed for half a month due to the onset of the COVID-19 epidemic.

Retail sales in March this year mainly boosted by strong non-food sales (50.2%).

Also, sales of automotive fuel in specialized stores climbed 15.2% and those of food, beverages and tobacco went up 3.8%. On month, retail sales increased by 3.4% in March.

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