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Hungary’s retail sales up 4.2% in May 2015: KSH

BUDAPEST: Retail sales in Hungary saw an unadjusted year-on-year rise of 4.2% in May, up from last month’s 4.1%, adjusted for calendar effects, while retail sales rose by 5.2%, up from April’s 5.0%, a first reading of data released by the Central Statistics Office (KSH) on Friday reveals. Adjusted for calendar effects, the volume of sales rose by 1.1% in ... Read More »

South African retail sales up 2.4% YoY

JOHANNESBURG: Retail sales up to May gained 2.4% year-on-year, according to figures released this afternoon by Statistics SA. The government stats body notes the highest annual growth rates were recorded for retailers in hardware, paint and glass (9%), and the food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores sector, which gained 6%. SA’s economy is driven by consumption, which drives more ... Read More »

Finnish retail sales drop by 3.6 % in May

HELSINKI: The sales in retail trade decreased by 3.6 per cent in May 2015 from the corresponding period in the year before, according to Statistics Finland’s retail trade flash estimate.  Over the same period, the volume of retail trade sales, from which the impact of prices has been eliminated, went down by 2.9 per cent. In daily consumer goods trade, ... Read More »

Hungarian retail sales up 4.1% in April 2015

BUDAPEST: Retail sales in Hungary saw a year-on-year rise of 4.1% in April, according to raw data, and rose by 5.0% adjusted for calendar effects, decelerating from March’s 6.5% increase, Hungary’s Central Statistics Office (KSH) said today in its second reading of data. The volume of sales increased by 1.6% in specialized and non-specialized food retailing, KSH data suggest. The ... Read More »

Hungary’s retail sales up by 4.4% in April 2015

BUDAPEST: Retail sales in Hungary saw a year-on-year rise of 4.4% in April, following a rise of 6.5% in March, preliminary data released by the Central Statistics Office (KSH) today reveal. Adjusted for calendar effects, the volume of sales rose by 1.6% in food, drinks and tobacco stores, by 7.8% in non-food retail trade and by 9.3% in automotive fuel ... Read More »

Hungary’s retail sales up by 4.4% in April 2015

BUDAPEST: Retail sales in Hungary saw a year-on-year rise of 4.4% in April, following a rise of 6.5% in March, preliminary data released by the Central Statistics Office (KSH) today reveal. Adjusted for calendar effects, the volume of sales rose by 1.6% in food, drinks and tobacco stores, by 7.8% in non-food retail trade and by 9.3% in automotive fuel ... Read More »

South Africa Edcon retail sales up by 2% to R27.5b, plans capital restructuring

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa’s largest non-food retailer Edcon, owner of the Edgars and Boardmans brands, said on Thursday it was in talks with lenders over a capital restructuring as sales continued to rise slowly amid wary consumer spending. Edcon, with more than 1 500 stores across chains, reported group retail sales up by two percent to R27.5 billion in the year ... Read More »

South Africa Edcon retail sales up by 2% to R27.5b, plans capital restructuring

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa’s largest non-food retailer Edcon, owner of the Edgars and Boardmans brands, said on Thursday it was in talks with lenders over a capital restructuring as sales continued to rise slowly amid wary consumer spending. Edcon, with more than 1 500 stores across chains, reported group retail sales up by two percent to R27.5 billion in the year ... Read More »

Hungary’s retail sales up 6.5% to HUF724b in March 2015

BUDAPEST: Retail sales in Hungary saw a year-on-year increase of 6.5% in March, with retail sales reaching HUF 724 billion during the month at current prices, in absolute terms, a second reading of data published today by the Central Statistics Office (KSH) reveals. The rise followed February’s year-on-year increase of 6.4%. Data from KSH suggest that food, drinks and tobacco ... Read More »

Hungary’s retail sales up 6.5% to HUF724b in March 2015

BUDAPEST: Retail sales in Hungary saw a year-on-year increase of 6.5% in March, with retail sales reaching HUF 724 billion during the month at current prices, in absolute terms, a second reading of data published today by the Central Statistics Office (KSH) reveals. The rise followed February’s year-on-year increase of 6.4%. Data from KSH suggest that food, drinks and tobacco ... Read More »

Polish retail sales fall 1.5% YoY in April 2015

WARSAW: Polish April retail sales fell by 1.5% against the prior year period, on a 2.1% monthly decrease, the Central Statistics Office GUS said.The PAP Polish news agency analyst survey had shown consensus expectations for annual growth of 1.0% and a monthly increase of 0.5%. In real terms, Polish retail sales were up by 1.5% in April after a 6.6% ... Read More »

Polish retail sales fall 1.5% YoY in April 2015

WARSAW: Polish April retail sales fell by 1.5% against the prior year period, on a 2.1% monthly decrease, the Central Statistics Office GUS said.The PAP Polish news agency analyst survey had shown consensus expectations for annual growth of 1.0% and a monthly increase of 0.5%. In real terms, Polish retail sales were up by 1.5% in April after a 6.6% ... Read More »

Poland’s retail pharma market grows 6.3% in 2015

WARSAW: Poland’s retail pharma market is expected to expand by 6.3% to PLN 30.3 billion in 2015, according to a new, higher forecast by market researcher PharmaExpert. The previous forecast had pointed to 5.4% growth. Within retail sales, state-subsidized drug sales are expected to grow 6.7% to PLN 8.1 billion, PharmaExpert also said. April pharmaceuticals sales reached PLN 2.6 billion, ... Read More »

Poland’s retail pharma market grows 6.3% in 2015

WARSAW: Poland’s retail pharma market is expected to expand by 6.3% to PLN 30.3 billion in 2015, according to a new, higher forecast by market researcher PharmaExpert. The previous forecast had pointed to 5.4% growth. Within retail sales, state-subsidized drug sales are expected to grow 6.7% to PLN 8.1 billion, PharmaExpert also said. April pharmaceuticals sales reached PLN 2.6 billion, ... Read More »

Hungary’s retail food sales grow 5% to HUF 490b

BUDAPEST: Retail food sales rose 5% reaching HUF 490 bln during the period from last December to March of this year, market research company Nielsen told MTI last Friday. In volume terms, retail sales increased 4%, while in value terms, sales of beer, carbonated soft drinks and fruit juices rose more than the average. In volume terms, sales of meat ... Read More »

Retail government securities stock grows HUF 51b in April

BUDAPEST: The stock of government securities targeted at retail investors rose by HUF 51 bln to HUF 2,653 billion in April, the Government Debt Management Agency (ÁKK) said yesterday, according to state news agency MTI. Premium Hungarian Government Bonds were the most sought-after securities in April with sales reaching HUF 32 billion and total stock rising to HUF 635 billion. ... Read More »

Retail government securities stock grows HUF 51b in April

BUDAPEST: The stock of government securities targeted at retail investors rose by HUF 51 bln to HUF 2,653 billion in April, the Government Debt Management Agency (ÁKK) said yesterday, according to state news agency MTI. Premium Hungarian Government Bonds were the most sought-after securities in April with sales reaching HUF 32 billion and total stock rising to HUF 635 billion. ... Read More »

Poland’s retail sales rise 8.7% YoY in March 2015

WARSAW: According to a release by the EU statistics office Eurostat Polish retail sales increased by 8.7% year on year in March 2015, accelerating from 8.3% growth in February, and edged up by 1.5% month on month. Poland’s Central Statistics Office (GUS) earlier reported an annual retail sales increase of 3.0% in March on a monthly jump of 17.4%. In ... Read More »

Poland’s retail sales rise 8.7% YoY in March 2015

WARSAW: According to a release by the EU statistics office Eurostat Polish retail sales increased by 8.7% year on year in March 2015, accelerating from 8.3% growth in February, and edged up by 1.5% month on month. Poland’s Central Statistics Office (GUS) earlier reported an annual retail sales increase of 3.0% in March on a monthly jump of 17.4%. In ... Read More »

Hungary’s retail sales climb 6.4% in February 2015

BUDAPEST: Retail sales in Hungary saw a year-on-year rise of 6.4% in February, according to both calendar year-adjusted and unadjusted data, the Central Statistics Office (KSH) said in a second reading of data today. KSH revised the figure slightly upwards from 6.2%, as was published in a first reading released on April 8. Calendar year-adjusted retail sales growth slowed from ... Read More »