Retail Trade in Europe, May 2013, Eurostat

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Press Release:  03 July 2013 - 6 Page(s)
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In May 2013, compared with May 2012, “Food, drinks and tobacco” fell by 1.5% in the euro area and by 1.2% in the EU27. The non-food sector rose by 0.8% and 1.8% respectively.

Among the Member States for which data are available, total retail trade fell in seven and rose in fourteen. The largest decreases were observed in Spain (-6.3%), Romania (-4.4%) and Portugal (-3.6%), and the highest increases in Latvia (+8.0%), Lithuania (+5.8%), Estonia (+5.1%) and Belgium (+4.5%).

Original title:  Volume of retail trade up by 1.0% in euro area