Poland’s retail sales growth in August was weaker than economists had expected, figures from the Warsaw-based Central Statistical Office (GUS) show.
Retail sales rose 0.5% year-on-year in August, after a 4.4% increase in the same month last year. Economists had expected a 2.4% rise.
Sales of furniture, radio, TV and household appliances grew 10.2% yearly in August and those of newspapers, books, other sales in specialized stores gained 1.6%.
Spending on textiles, clothing, footwear, and pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, orthopedic equipment increased by 1.2% and 0.8%, respectively. On a monthly basis, retail sales fell 2.4% in August, GUS said on September 21.