In January 2021 retailers reported sales of BNY4.2bn ($1.7bn), which accounted for 99.1% of retail sales in January 2020 in comparable prices, according to the National Statistics Committee, as cited by the state-owned BelTA.
Wholesale sales made up BNY8bn, or 102.2% as against January 2020.
One-day retail sale volume per capita amounted to BNY14.4, while in January 2020 it was BNY13.4.
Retail outlets accounted for 90.9% of retail sales. In January 2021 they reported BNY3.8bn in retail sales volume, or 99.9% as against January 2020.
In January 2021 the public catering industry posted BNY210.2mn in trade turnover, or 82.3% as against January 2020 at comparable prices.
Ukraine’s gross international reserves (GIR) fell by 1% to $28.5bn due to redemption of debt obligations, the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) reported on March 5 as cited by Unian.
GDP per capita in the North-West region of Bulgaria is just 32% of the EU average.
Romania's retail sales volume index increased by 1.6% y/y in January amid expectations of an austerity budget for 2021.
The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) reversed its easing policy and hiked rates for the first time since June 2020 by 50bp to 6.5% at its monetary policy meeting on March 4.
The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit Russia Services Business Activity Index registered 52.2 in February, down slightly from 52.7 in January. The latest reading signalled a modest rate of expansion that was slower than the long-run series average.