Retail sales in Latvia declined in August compared with the previous month, the latest figures from the Central Statistical Bureau showed Monday.
Sales dropped 0.4 percent month-on-month in seasonally adjusted terms in August. This comes after a 1.8 percent increase in July.
Retail trade turnover in food products remained the same as in July, whereas that of non-food products dropped 0.6 percent.
Year-on-year, total retail sales increased 2.1 percent in calendar adjusted terms in August. Food sales grew 4.4 percent annually while non-food sales rose 0.7 percent.
During January to August, total retail trade turnover increased 3.9 percent as compared to the same period last year.
by RTT Staff Writer
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