Turkey’s retail trade volume rises 1.3 pct in August
Turkey’s calendar-adjusted reta l sales volume w th constant pr ces saw an annual r se of
1.3 percent n August, the Turk sh Stat st cal
Inst tute sa d on Wednesday. Sales of dr nks and tobacco and automot ve fuel rose 4.9 percent and 1.3 percent respect vely dur ng the same per od, accord ng to TurkStat. However, nonfood sales – exclud ng automot ve fuel – fell
0.5 percent n August compared to the same month last year. However the nst tute sa d the volume of non-food sales by ma l order and the Internet surged 22.9 percent year-on-year. Over the same per od, sales of med cal goods and cosmet cs cl mbed 20.5 percent wh le text le, cloth ng, and footwear sales volume was up 1.6 percent. Electron c goods and furn ture sales volume saw an annual fall of 10.9 percent n the month. The sales volume of computers, books, and telecommun cat ons equ pment sl pped 1.8 percent. TurkStat also sa d calendar-adjusted reta l turnover w th current pr ces jumped 20.3 percent n August from the same month last year. The nst tute sa d automot ve fuel sales turnover saw the h ghest yearly r se n August, w th 27.9 percent, followed by annual turnover h kes n
non-food and food/dr nks/tobacco sales of 19 percent and 17.2 percent respect vely.