Retail sales volume in Turkey increases by 14.7% in April


(MENAFN) As the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) showed on Monday, Turkey’s retail capacity, an indicator of rising consumer spending, grew 14.7% annually in April.

Sales of food, beverages and tobacco fell 1.1%, while sales of non-food products (excluding automotive fuel) increased by 31.3% and sales of automotive fuel decreased by 2.8% per year.

Among non-food items, textiles, clothing and footwear grew the most, with an increase of 72.5%.

Mail order and online purchases increased by 34.8% on an annual basis.

Month-over-month, Turkey’s retail exchange also rose 2.1%.

TurkStat said that “in the same month, sales of food, beverages and tobacco decreased by 3.5%, sales of non-food products (excluding automotive fuel) increased by 4, 6%, automotive fuel sales increased 3.2%”.


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