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Albania's annual retail sales growth accelerates in Q2 – table

Albania's annual retail sales growth accelerates in Q2 – table New Bazaar, Tirana, Albania

TIRANA (Albania), September 20 (SeeNews) – Albania's retail sales increased by a real 3.5% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2019, following an annual rise of 3.2% in the previous quarter, the country's statistical office, INSTAT, said.

On a quarterly comparison basis, retail sales grew by 2.1% in the April-June period, after falling 0.3% in the previous quarter, INSTAT said in a statement on Thursday.

Following are details of Albania's retail trade turnover by main categories (y/y pct change, real):

  Q2 Q1
Retail trade 3.5 3.2
Retail trade, except retail sale of automotive fuel 4.7 3.5
Retail sales of motor fuel 0.5 2.3

Source: INSTAT

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