Hellenic Statistical Authority: Retail sales turnover up 3.3 pct in June

The volume of retail sales grew 1.8 pct in June this year, compared with the same month in 2017, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Friday.

The statistics service, in a report, attributed this development to higher sales in furniture/home appliances (5.5 pct), supermarkets (4.8 pct), department stores (4.4 pct) and pharmaceuticals/cosmetics (2.0 pct), while on the other hand, retail sales fell in food/alcohol/tobacco (6.2 pct), clothing/footwear (4.7 pct) and fuel/lubricants (2.1 pct).

The retail sales volume index (turnover in fixed prices) grew 1.8 pct in June (from June 2017) but grew 4.9 pct from May 2018. The seasonally-adjusted index was unchanged in the June-May period.

The retail sales turnover index (turnover in current prices) grew 3.3 pct in June from June 2017, and rose 6.3 pct from May 2018. The seasonally-adjusted index rose 0.4 pct in June from May 2018.