Re­tail sales vol­ume down in July

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Turkey’s cal­en­dar-ad­justed re­tail sales vol­ume with con­stant prices dropped by 3.7 per­cent year-onyear in July, ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cial data re­leased on Septem­ber 16. Au­to­mo­tive fuel sales posted the high­est an­nual de­crease among main eco­nomic ac­tiv­i­ties at five per­cent, the Turk­ish Sta­tis­ti­cal In­sti­tute (TurkS­tat) said. While non-food sales fell by 4.5 per­cent, food, drinks and to­bacco sales dropped one per­cent, TurkS­tat re­ported. Among non-food, the vol­ume of tex­tile, cloth­ing and footwear sales rose by 14.6 per­cent and med­i­cal goods and cos­metic sales went up 2.6 per­cent in the same pe­riod. Sales by mail or­ders and in­ter­net saw an an­nual in­crease of 15.2 per­cent in July. Mean­while, sales vol­ume of elec­tronic goods and fur­ni­ture dropped by 20.8 per­cent while com­put­ers, books and telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions equip­ment’s sales vol­ume de­creased 7.5 per­cent. TurkS­tat also re­vealed that the cal­en­dar-ad­justed re­tail turnover with cur­rent prices jumped 13.2 per­cent in July, on a yearly ba­sis.

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