Retail sales down by 3.8 pct in Jan for eighth straight fall

EconomyMacroeconomy Tags: ELSTAT, Retail
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The turnover of Greece’s retail trade index continued heading south for the eighth straight month in January, when it dropped at an accelerating pace of 3.8 percent after a marginal fall of 0.2 percent in December, Hellenic Statistical Agency (ELSTAT) figures showed on Thursday.

The most resilient performance since 2009 has been posted in books, stationery and other goods (-16.3 percent), automotive fuel (-20.4 percent) and supermarkets (-23.5 percent).

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