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Retail Sales up 8.5 pc in April

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.06.05.

Retail sales in Hungary grew by 8.5 percent in April from the same month a year earlier, accelerating from 4.9 percent in March, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Wednesday.

Calendar-adjusted data show retail sales were up an annual 7.1 percent in April. The Easter holidays account for most of the difference between the adjusted and unadjusted figures.

Adjusted food sales were up 4.7 percent, non-food sales grew by 6.6 percent and fuel sales by 5.5 percent.

In January-April, both unadjusted and calendar year-adjusted retail sales rose by an annual 6.8 percent. Adjusted food sales increased by 3.6 percent, non-food sales by 9.5 percent and fuel sales by 10.1 percent.