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HUNGARY MAY RETAIL SALES UP 3.6%

 

Retail sales in Hungary grew by an annual 3.6% in May, down from 3.7% in April, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said. Adjusted for calendar-year effects, the May figure was 3.6% higher. Adjusted food sales grew by 6.3%, non-food sales by 1.8%, while vehicle fuel sales eased by 0.7%. Month on month, sales edged up 0.1%, adjusted for seasonal and calendar-year effects. In the January-May period, retail sales rose by an unadjusted 3.3% and an adjusted 2.7% from the same period a year earlier.