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Bulgaria's retail sales up 9.6% y/y in March - table

Bulgaria's retail sales up 9.6% y/y in March - table Photo: Slovenia's SURS

Bulgaria's retail sales at constant prices, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles, grew 9.6% on the year in March, after rising by an annual 6.6% in the second month of 2022, the country's statistical office said on Tuesday, quoting preliminary data.

On a seasonally-adjusted monthly comparison basis, retail trade turnover at constant prices went up by 1.6% in March, following a 0.2% increase in February, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said in a statement.

Details follow (pct change):

Mar y/y Mar m/m Feb y/y* Feb m/m*
Retail sales 9.6 1.6 6.6 0.2
-food, drinks, tobacco 1.7 -0.8 3.4 -0.7
-non-food 13.8 3.5 6.4 -1.2
-fuel 14.1 -1.0 14.9 1.7

*revised data

source: NSI

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