Poland's retail sales growth eases to 8.2% in July 2011.

By bne IntelliNews August 25, 2011
Poland's retail sales rose by 8.2% y/y in July 2011 slower than the 10.9% growth a month earlier, the statistics office said. Sales growth eased for a third month in a raw and was below analysts expectations for a rise of 10%, according to a poll by PAP news agency. In monthly terms, retail sales advanced 0.7% in July, after a 1.4% increase in June. The growth rate was affected by weaker car sales, while sales of furniture, electronics and household appliances sped up their growth to 6.4% from 5.3% in the previous month, Maciej Reluga, an economist at BZ WBK, said in an e-mailed commend to PAP.

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