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Retail sales up annual 5.7% in July

Retail sales in Hungary rose 5.7% year-on-year in July and were flat compared to the previous month, according to working day adjusted data, the Central Statistics Office (KSH) said yesterday. Based on seasonally and working day adjusted figures, July sales were up 0.6% from June, said KSH. In the first seven months, retail sales were up 4.9% compared to a year earlier. In line with EU statistics, the figures do not include sales of vehicles, vehicle parts or fuel. (MTI; NG 2)