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Retail sales lag behind 2010

Retail sales in Slovakia continue to lag behind last year's reported levels with the latest data from the Slovak Statistics Office showing retail sales in May 2011 reached €1.432 billion, down 3.5 percent y-o-y, the SITA newswire reported. In April, sales were 0.3 percent lower than a year earlier. The office reported that retail sales had last registered an increase in June 2010.

Retail sales in Slovakia continue to lag behind last year's reported levels with the latest data from the Slovak Statistics Office showing retail sales in May 2011 reached €1.432 billion, down 3.5 percent y-o-y, the SITA newswire reported. In April, sales were 0.3 percent lower than a year earlier. The office reported that retail sales had last registered an increase in June 2010.

The Statistics Office reported lower retail sales of fuels in specialized outlets (-15.6 percent), retail sales of foodstuffs (-6.8 percent), sales outside stores, stalls and markets (-5.2 percent) and other retail sales (-2.3 percent).

The only growth in retail sales was seen in ICT equipment in specialized outlets – which increased by 4 percent.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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