Decline in retail sales in the EU and in the euro zone

By: trademagazin Date: 2013. 08. 05. 12:20

Retail sales decreased by 0.5 percent in the euro zone and by 0.3 percent in the whole European Union in June, compared with the previous month – Eurostat announced on Monday in its first estimate.

In May, a 1.1 percent calendary effect adjusted growth was measured in the euro zone, while in the EU-27, a 1.3 percent growth was registered.

Compared to June last year, retail sales declined by 0.9 percent in the euro zone and increased by 0.1 percent in the EU as a whole.

The largest decrease compared to May was in Estonia (3.3 percent), while the biggest growth was measured in Malta (1.8 percent).

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