Retail sales in Hungary rose by an annual 9.8 percent in February, the fastest rate in almost a year, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Wednesday.
Adjusted for calendar year effects, retail sales climbed by 9.8 percent. Adjusted food sales increased by 3.4 percent and non-food sales jumped by 14.6 percent. Vehicle fuel sales climbed 19.0 percent.
In absolute terms, retail sales came to 1,149 billion forints (EUR 3.1bn) in February.
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