ECONOMIC BRIEFS

Retail sales up 11.9% in June from year before

Retail sales in Slovakia (in current prices) increased 11.9% year-on-year in June to 38.8 billion Slovak crowns. Sales of cars, motorcycles and fuel were significantly higher,

the Statistics Bureau reported on August 4.

Retail sales in June were 2.8% higher than in May. In the first half of 1999, retail sales grew to 207.1 billion crowns, up 7.6% on the same period of 1998.

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