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Hungary Retail Sales Growth Highest In 3 Months

Hungary's retail sales rose to the highest level in three months in October, data from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office showed on Thursday.

Retail sales grew a calendar and working-day adjusted 6.2 percent year-on-year in October, after a 5.7 percent increase in September.

The latest increase in sales was the highest since July, when it was 6.4 percent.

Sales of non-specialized products grew by 9.8 percent annually in October and those of automotive fuels and specialized and non-specialized food shops rose 5.4 percent and 3.4 percent, respectively.

On an unadjusted basis, retail sales rose 6.2 percent in October, after a 6.3 percent increase in the previous month.

For the January to October period, retail sales rose a calendar adjusted 5.9 percent from the same period last year.

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