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N. Macedonia's retail sales real growth speeds up to 5.4% y/y in May

N. Macedonia's retail sales real growth speeds up to 5.4% y/y in May Marjan Lazarevski/CC BY-ND 2.0

SKOPJE (North Macedonia), June 28 (SeeNews) – North Macedonia's retail sales rose by a real 5.4% year-on-year in May, following a 4.1% increase in April, the country's statistical office said on Friday.

In nominal terms, retail sales grew by 6.7% on the year in May, after a 5.9% rise in April, Makstat said in a statement.

Following are details on North Macedonia's retail trade turnover in May by main categories (y/y pct change):

  May y/y (real) May y/y (nominal)
Retail trade except motor vehicles 5.4 6.7
- retail trade of food, beverages, tobacco 5.6 7.9
- retail trade of non-food products (except  fuel) 11.4 11.2
- retail trade (except automotive fuel) 8.5 9.5
- retail trade of automotive fuel -6.1 -4.0

Source: Makstat

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