Finnish Grocery Sector Rises In January: Analysis
Finland’s grocery sector saw sales values rise 4.2% in January of this year, compared to the same period last year, largely due to increased taxation on alcoholic beverages and tobacco.
The total value of grocery sales was €1.329 billion for the month, which was boosted by a 2.2% increase in the consumer price index for the period.
Prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages rose by 1.5%, while prices for alcoholic beverages and tobacco rose by 6.9%. However commodity prices remained stable, year-on-year.
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