Denmark's retail sales decreased from the previous month in April, after rebounding in the previous month, data released by Statistics Denmark showed Friday.
Retail sales decreased a seasonally adjusted 1 percent on a monthly basis in April, reversing the 0.5 percent gain recorded in March, which came after two consecutive monthly falls. March sales were boosted by the traditionally busy trading Friday before Easter.
Retail trade in food and groceries dropped 0.6 percent month-on-month, while sales of clothing plunged 3.8 percent. There was a 0.7 percent decrease in sales of other consumer goods during the month, data showed.
On an annual basis, retail sales declined 6.4 percent year-on-year in April, following a 0.3 percent increase in the previous month. In the March-April period, retail sales edged down a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent from the preceding two-month period.
Separately, the agency said Romania's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6.2 percent for the second consecutive month in April. The number of jobless persons in the country, meanwhile, decreased modestly to around 161,700 in April from about 161,800 in March.
by RTT Staff Writer
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