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April 12, 2021
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Eurostat:Romania posts highest June 2015 rise in volume of retail trade among EU member states

The volume of retail trade in Romania advanced 1.7 per cent in June 2015, on a monthly basis, being the most significant rise in the European Union, show data released on Wednesday by the Eurostat statistics office of the European Commission.
In June 2015 compared with May 2015, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade1 fell by 0.6 per cent in the euro area (EA19) – Belgium, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia and Finland – and by 0.5 per cent in the EU28 – Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Croatia, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom. In the EU28, the 0.5 per cent decrease in the retail trade volume is due to falls of 0.6 per cent for ‘Food, drinks and tobacco’, of 0.4 per cent for automotive fuel and of 0.1 per cent for non-food products.
Among member states for which data are available, the largest decreases in total retail trade were registered in Germany (-2.3 per cent), Slovenia (-1.6 per cent) and Poland (-1.4 per cent), and the highest increases in Romania (+1.7 per cent), Austria (+1.3 per cent) and Denmark (+1.1 per cent).
In June 2015 compared with June 2014, the retail sales index increased by 1.2 per cent in the euro area and by 2.0 per cent in the EU28. The 1.2 per cent increase in the volume of retail trade in the euro area in June 2015, compared with June 2014, is due to rises of 2.3 per cent for non-food products, of 1.8 per cent for automotive fuel and of 0.1 per cent of ‘Food, drinks and tobacco’. In the EU28, the 2.0 per cent increase in retail trade volume is due to rises of 3.4 per cent for non-food products, of 1.4 per cent for automotive fuel and of 0.8 per cent for ‘Food, drinks and tobacco’.
Among member states for which data are available, the highest increases in total retail trade were observed in Romania (+7.9 per cent), Lithuania (+7.1 per cent) and Latvia (+6.8 per cent), while decreases were observed in Luxembourg (-9.9 per cent) and Finland (-0.2 per cent).

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