December fails to boost Greek retail sector: Sales fell by 6.7 pct

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Greece’s retail trade index fell by 6.7 percent in December in terms of turnover and was down by 6.1 percent as far as volume is concerned, according to data published by the Hellenic Statistical Agency (ELSTAT) on Friday.

During the crisis household consumption in Greece has shrunk by 28 percent, disposable income has been reduced by 32 percent. Also, approximately a third of the population is in material deprivation. So it is not surprise that retail trade is one of the...

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