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August 6, 2021
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Retail turnover declines 0.7 pc Jan.-July 2013

Romania’s retail turnover volume (excluding trade in motor vehicles and motorcycles) in the period January 1 – July, 31, 2013 decreased from the similar period of 2012 both in unadjusted terms and adjusted terms for working days and seasonality, by 0.7 percent and 0.3 percent, respectively, according to data released yesterday by the National Statistics Institute (INS). In July 2013, the retail turnover volume (excluding trade in motor vehicles and motorcycles) increased as against the previous month both by 10.1 percent in unadjusted terms and by 2.1 percent in terms adjusted for the number of working days and seasonality. As to the corresponding month of the previous year, the retail turnover volume (excluding trade in motor vehicles and motorcycles) increased by 1.0 per cent in unadjusted terms and decreased by 0.7 percent in terms adjusted for the number of working days and seasonality, Agerpres reports.
As against the period January 1 – July 31, 2012 in the period January 1 – July 31, 2013 the retail turnover volume (excluding trade in motor vehicles and motorcycles), unadjusted series, declined 0.7 percent, due to a drop in fuel retail for motor vehicles in specialist shops (-5.5 percent) and in the sale of food, beverages and tobacco (-0.1 percent). Rises were reported in the sale of non-food products (+1.9 percent).
Another INS report shows that arrivals at Romania’s tourist accommodation facilities advanced 3.3 percent, January 1 – July 31, 2013, but overnights were down 0.6 percent compared with the similar period of the year before. Arrivals of foreigners and departures of Romanian nationals at Romania’s crossing points were up in July 2013 from July 2012, 3.2 percent and 5.1 per cent, respectively, according to INS.
Romania exports beverages, tobacco worth over RON 1 bln in first five months 2013
Romania exported beverages and tobacco worth RON 1.017 bln (EUR 232.5 M) in the first five months of 2013, according to the data centralized by the National Institute of Statistics. Over January-May 2-13 imports of beverages and tobacco amounted to 769.9 million lei (175.7 million euros).Thus, in the first five months of this year, Romania had a 247.6 million lei (56.8 million euro) surplus from the international trade in beverages and tobacco. In May 19,200 people were working in beverage production, the net average salary being RON 1.930, and 1,600 people were working in the production of tobacco products, the net average salary being RON 3,300.

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