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December 05, 2022


Month-over-month (Oct 2022 vs. Sep 2022, seasonally adjusted turnover value)

In the European Union, retail sales were down 0.6%. In the Euro Area, retail sales declined by 0.8%.


Year-to-date (Jan-Oct 2022 vs. Jan-Oct 2021, seasonally adjusted turnover value)

In the European Union, retail sales were up 10.6%. In the Euro Area, retail sales were up 9.5%. Where data is available, the strongest growth in year-to-date retail sales occurred in Slovenia (+42.2%), Lithuania (+22.8%) and Bulgaria (+22.7%). The weakest growth was reported in Denmark (+2.7%), Belgium and Finland  (both at +3.8%).

Note: Countries in the Euro Area are a subset of the countries in the European Union and contribute to the EU average. Individual countries reported with green bars are in the European Union but not in the Euro Area. 

Source:  EuroStat. Database

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