CHISINAU (Moldova), November 19 (SeeNews) - Moldova's retail sales rose by an annual 16.5% in the first nine months of 2021, the country's statistical office said on Friday.
Services sales surged 76.8% on the year in the first nine months of 2021, the national office of statistics said in a statement.
In September alone, retail sales rose by 7.4% on the year and were 6% higher month-on-month.
Service sales in September were down 55.3% higher on the year and 0.9% lower on the month.
Retail sales figures do not include trade in motor vehicles and motorcycles.