Albania’s retail sales growth eases to 11.3% y/y in Q2 2013.

By bne IntelliNews September 27, 2013

Albania’s retail sales index increased by 11.3% y/y in Q2 2013, slowing down from a 13.7% y/y rise in the previous quarter, the state statistics institute, INSTAT, informed.

Food, beverages and tobacco sales in non-specialized stores increased by 11% y/y and sales in other non-specialized stores surged by 41.2% y/y. Sales of household equipment advanced by 16.8% y/y in Q2, faster than 7.2% y/y in the previous quarter. Sales of clothing and footwear also registered an annual increase in the observed period.

On the other hand, sales of book, newspaper and stationery stores decreased by 7.8% y/y. Retail sales of food, beverages, tobacco in specialized stores registered 4.9% y/y decrease as well. Turnover in pharmaceuticals stores stagnated in Q2 2013.

The index of trade and maintenance of motor vehicles increased by 13.9% y/y, reflecting a 13.7% y/y growth in fuel sales.

In quarterly terms, Albania’s Q2 retail sales increased by 7.5%, following a 16.4% drop in Jan-March.

Retail trade, volume index 
    II.12  III.12 IV.12  I.13 II.13 % y/y % q/q
Retail trade  162.6 179.0 201.4 168.3 180.9 11.3 7.5
Non-specialized food stores  116.7 177.4 230.1 119.4 129.6 11.0 8.5
Other non-specialized stores  146.1 196.0 207.7 157.6 206.3 41.2 30.9
Food, beverages, tobacco in specialized stores  121.6 121.9 125.8 149.4 115.6 -4.9 -22.6
Pharmaceuticals  347.0 328.2 347.9 374.7 347.8 0.2 -7.2
Clothing, footwear, leather goods  185.4 161.9 176.4 233.5 202.3 9.1 -13.3
Household equipment  181.3 198.8 224.0 168.9 211.8 16.8 25.4
Books, newspapers, stationery  153.1 155.8 159.7 130.6 141.1 -7.8 8.1
Sale and maintenance of motor vehicles  200.3 250.7 236.2 206.6 226.6 13.2 9.7
Retail sale of automotive fuel 178.8 235.8 217.2 185.6 203.3 13.7 9.6
Source:  INSTAT

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