Hungary’s retail sales rise 3.4% y/y in April 2013.

By bne IntelliNews June 6, 2013

Hungary’s calendar-adjusted retail sales increased by 3.4% y/y in April 2013, reversing from an annual decrease in the previous twelve months, the statistics office said in a flash estimate.

Sales of food, drinks and tobacco advanced by 3.3% y/y in April, while sales of non-food products remained flat in annual comparison. Sales of automotive fuel witnessed a 6.4% y/y rise. The statistics office said it will provide more detailed data on June 25.

Hungary’s retail sales declined by 1.9% in 2012 on the back of a 3% decrease in the non-food category, while food sales dropped at the slower pace of 0.7%.

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