Brussels, June 6 (Lusa) – Retail sales in the euro zone in April were up a seasonally-adjusted 0.1% on the month and 2.5% on the year, with Portugal recording the third-largest monthly increase in the European Union, according to figures released by the European Commission’s statistical arm, Eurostat, on Tuesday.
Portugal’s retail sales in April were up a seasonally-adjusted 1.5% on March and 3.5% on a year earlier.
In the EU as a whole, retail sales were up 0.5% on March and 3.0% on April of 2016.
The largest month-on-month increases were in the UK, up 2.8% and Finland, up 2.0%.
Year on year, the largest increases were in Luxembourg, up 11.3%, Slovenia, up 10.4%, and Ireland, up 8.4%. One country, Belgium, saw year-on-year sales decline, by 0.8%.
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