Hungarian Retail Sales Volume Down 1.6 pct yr/yr in September

Retail sales volume in Hungary fell a calendar year-adjusted 1.6 pct yr/y in September 2008, the Hungarian Central Statistical Office (KSH) reported on November 24th.


Retail sales were down 2.0 pct in January-September from the same period last year. 

September retail sales fell 0.3 pct from August after staying flat in August and July according to seasonally- and calendar year-adjusted figures. 

Retail sales totaled HUF 545.4 billion (EUR 1.93 billion) at current prices in September and amounted to HUF 4,548 billion in the first nine months of 2008.

(HUF 100 = EUR 0.3754)

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