Turnover volume in the Romanian retail trade was up 5.3% in July compared to the same month the previous year, according to data from the country's Institutul National de Statistica.
Retail volume was up 5.4% compared to the previous month, the body said, while in the period from January to July, retail volume was up 6.4% compared to the corresponding period the previous year.
Comparing July 2018 with the previous month, food beverages and tobacco sales were up 4.4%, while non-food sales were up 4.5%. Automotive fuel volumes rose by 8.6%.
If compared to the same month the previous year, food, beverage and tobacco volumes rose by 7.1%, while non food was up by 6.1% and automotive fuel rose by 1.0%.
For the first seven months of the year, food, beverage and tobacco was up by 7.5%, with non food up by 8.5% and automotive fuel was up by 4.6%, compared to the seven month period the previous year.
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