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Slovak retail sales dropped 9.2% in September

Retail sales in Slovakia in September were 9.2 percent less that a year ago and in constant prices they amounted to €1.482 billion, the SITA newswire reported.

Retail sales in Slovakia in September were 9.2 percent less that a year ago and in constant prices they amounted to €1.482 billion, the SITA newswire reported.

The Slovak Statistics Office reported that retail sales of goods for households bought in specialised outlets fell by 34.5 percent and it was nearly matched with a 33.5 percent decrease in retail sales outside of outlets, kiosks and markets. Sales of motor fuels also fell by 12.7 percent.

On the positive side, sales increased in the IT and communications sphere by 32.2 percent in non-specialised outlets, sales of cultural goods increased by 11.4 percent and sales of recreational goods increased by 2.1 percent. Over the first nine months of the year, retail sales have dropped by 10.5 percent to €12.693 billion. SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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