Fabian Demicoli

Volume of retail trade up by 1.0% in euro area and 1.2% in EU27


In May 2013 compared with April 2013, the volume of retail
trade rose by 1.0% in the euro area (EA17) and by 1.2% in the EU27, according
to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

In
April retail trade decreased by 0.2% and 0.5% respectively. In May 2013,
compared with May 2012, the retail sales index dropped by 0.1% in the euro
area, while it rose by 0.5% in the EU27.

In Malta the growth was registered at 0.3%.

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