Slovenia Retail Trade Growth Slows in December
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Retail trade in Slovenia rose by 2.8% year-on-year in December, slowing from a 7.4% increase in the previous month, figures released by the Ljubljana-based Statistical Bureau of Slovenia (SURS) showed on Friday.
It was the smallest gain in retail trade since January of 2021. Sales of food, beverages, and tobacco declined 5.5% (vs -0.2 percent in November).
At the same time, sales grew at softer rates for automotive fuel (11.5% vs 16.6%) and non-food products (2.1% vs 3.4%).
On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, retail trade fell by 1.4%, following a marginally revised 0.4% drop in November.
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