March retail sales up 6.5% yr/yr
Retail sales increased a calendar year-adjusted 6.5% year on year in March, rising from a 5.9% year-on-year increase in February, the Central Statistics Office (KSH) reported on Thursday.
Retail sales totaled Ft 448.5 billion in March at current prices, up from Ft 431.4 billion in the same month a year earlier. In the first three months this year, retail sales increased a calendar year-adjusted 6.3% year on year and totaled Ft 1,195.8 billion at current prices. According to calendar year-adjusted revised figures, retail sales rose 5.6% in 2005. In line with EU methodology, the figures do not include sales of vehicles, vehicle parts or fuel.
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