Retail sales volume down 3.7% in May

Retail sales volume down 3.7% in May

ANKARA-Anadolu Agency
Retail sales volume down 3.7% in May

Turkey's calendar-adjusted retail sales volume with constant prices dropped 3.7% year-on-year in May this year, the country's statistical authority announced on July 17.

"In the same month food, drinks and tobacco sales decreased by 3%," Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) said.

Excluding automotive fuel, non-food sales fell 2.3%, while automotive fuel sales decreased by 7.8% over the same period.

Retail sales volume of computers, books and telecommunications equipment declined 7.2%, as electronic goods and furniture sales volume narrowed 20.7%, annually.

Textiles, clothing and footwear sales volume went up 23.2%, while medical goods and cosmetic sales volume surged 4.9%.

The institute added that non-food sales volume via mail orders and the internet jumped 32.1% on a yearly basis in May.