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Turkey’s retail sales up on month, down on year in April

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team -
  • 08/06/2017 (11:27)
According to data released by the Turkish Statistical Institute, Turkey’s retail sales posted an increase on the month in April while they are down on an annual basis. The country’s retail sales increased by 0.1% in April from a month earlier. However, they dropped by 0.1% when compared to the same month of last year.

The data showed that food, non-food sales (except automotive fuel sales) remained stable and automotive sales increased by 0.6% while food, drinks and tobacco sales were down by 0.1% on a monthly basis. On a yearly basis, food, drinks and tobacco sales as well as automotive sales decreased by 3.6% and 2.6% respectively while non-food sales (except automotive fuel sales) increased by 3.1%.

The data showed that retail sales in non-food sectors such as textiles, clothing and footwear increased by 3.2% while computers, books, telecommunication sales were down by 2.1%, electronic goods and furniture sales dropped by 0.3%, medical goods as well as cosmetic sales decreased by 2.1% and sales via mail orders and internet declined by 1.7% in April on a monthly basis.
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