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Croatia posts EU's sharpest m/m drop in May retail sales - Eurostat

Croatia posts EU's sharpest m/m drop in May retail sales - Eurostat 1000 Words/Shutterstock.com

SOFIA (Bulgaria), July 5 (SeeNews) - Croatia's retail sales fell by 4.4% month-on-month in May, marking the sharpest drop among all European Union member states, the bloc's statistical office said.

On an annual comparison basis, Croatia's retail sales decreased by 1.4% in May, Eurostat said in a statement on Thursday.

Slovenia posted the third highest year-on-year growth of retail sales in the EU - by 5.6%.

Details about retail sales of EU member states in Southeast Europe follow (percentage change):

Country May y/y May m/m
Bulgaria 0.3 -0.2
Croatia -1.4 -4.4
Greece n.a. n.a.
Romania 3.1 -0.8
Slovenia 5.6 -1.8
EU average 1.3 -0.4

Source: Eurostat

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