(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%”.
Legal disclaimer: MENAFN provides the information “as is” without warranty of any kind. We assume no responsibility for the accuracy, content, images, videos, licensing, completeness, legality or reliability of any information in this article. If you have any complaints or copyright issues related to this article, please contact the provider above.