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Croatia reports EU's second highest retail trade growth in Aug - Eurostat

Author Vasil Kolchev
Croatia reports EU's second highest retail trade growth in Aug - Eurostat Author: MPD01605. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic.

SOFIA (Bulgaria), October 12 (SeeNews) - The volume of retail trade in Croatia grew by 18.1% year-on-year in August, the second-highest rate of increase among EU member states after Malta with 19.6%, Eurostat said.

The volume of retail trade on an annual comparison basis increased by 1.1% in the whole EU and did not change in the euro area, according to Eurostat data published on its website last week.

On a monthly comparison basis, Croatia's retail trade volume went up by 1.7%, followed by Romania with a 0.9% increase. Bulgaria's volume fell by 1.1% month-on-month.

Details of retail sales volume of EU member states in SEE follow (percentage change):

Aug y/y Aug m/m
Bulgaria 12.0 -1.1
Croatia 18.1 1.7
Greece n/a n/a
Romania 10.3 0.9
Slovenia 12.3 0.6
EU average 1.1 0.3
Euro area average 0.0 0.3

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