Greece’s retail sales decreased for the fifth consecutive month in October, preliminary figures from the Hellenic Statistical Authority showed Thursday.
The volume of retail sales dropped 2.5 percent year-over-year in October, slower than the 3.3 percent decline in the preceding month.
Except automotive fuel, retail sales slid 0.6 percent in October from a year ago.
Sales of food products dipped 2.0 percent annually in October, while that for non-food products, excluding automotive fuel, grew by 1.8 percent.
On a monthly basis, retail sales volume climbed a seasonally adjusted 0.7 percent in October, in contrast to a 1.5 percent drop in the prior month.
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