Eurozone retail sales fall at faster than expected pace in March
The decrease was attributed to lower sales in the food, drinks and tobacco and automotive fuel segments, which declined 0.6% and 2.7%, respectively. Retail sales in the non-food sector were also down 0.8% on the month in March.
Across the region, the largest monthly decreases were seen in Portugal (-3.5%), Slovenia (-2.8%) and Germany (-2.3%) while Poland (+1.5%), Slovakia (+1.1%) and Denmark (+0.9%) posted the largest increases seen in March.
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