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September 05, 2017

Retail Trade Index

In the Euro Area (EA19) July 2017, retail sales volumes index (calendar and seasonally adjusted) decreased 0.3 per cent to 105.7 over June 2017 and increased 2.6 per cent over July 2016. 

In the European Union Area (EU28) July 2017, retail sales volumes index (calendar and seasonally adjusted) decreased 0.2 per cent to 109.5 over June 2017 and increased 2.7 per cent over July 2016.



Month over Month

*data from the previous month

The largest month over month growth was in Greece (+2.8%, previous month), Slovinia (1.4%), Romania (+1.2%, previous month) and Sweden (+1.2%) while the largest declines were in Germany (-1.2%), Croatia (-1.1%) Estonia (-1.0%) and Austria (-1.0%).



Year over Year


In the EU28, the largest year over year percent increase occurred in Slovania (+10.0%), Romania (+8.8%), and Poland (+7.9%) while Luxembourg (-25.8%, previous month) and Belguim (-1.0%) declined. 



*data from the previous month                                                                                                                             

Source:   EuroStat  News Releases,  Database


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