Euro zone retail sales fell in May, bucking economists’ expectations of a slight increase, European Union data showed on Thursday. Year-on-year, retail trade rose by 1.3% in the euro zone, slightly less than market expectations of a 1.6% rise.
The data showed the second straight month of negative figures in retail trade, with euro zone shoppers spending 0.5% less on food, drinks and tobacco on the month. Car fuel purchases dropped by 1.3% in May, but was offset by a 2.3% percent growth in online shopping, confirming a positive trend for the sector. (04.07.2019)
Post by : Republic of Turkey Ministry of Trade