Retail trade in Europe speeds up: 2.5% rise in September
Fashion retail in the eurozone climbs even more after 0.2% rise in August, according to the latest data published by the European statistical agency Eurostat.
Fashion sales in Europe on the rise. Fashion retail in the nineteen countries of the eurozone rose 2.5% in September compared to the same month of the previous year. The growth occurs after increasing only 0.2% in August, according to the latest data published by the European statistical agency Eurostat.
The sector started 2019 with a 0.3% drop in January to grow 2% in February and advance 2.2% in March. In April, fashion sales in the region fell 4.8%, while in May it moderated its fall with a decrease of 2.4%. In June, the sector advanced 4.7% to increase 0.1% in July.
In the European Union, the textile, clothing and footwear trade also advanced in the ninth month of the year, with a growth of 2.8% compared to the 1.1% increase in August. On the whole of retail in Europe, on the other hand, retail sales have registered an increase of 3.1%, up a march compared to August, when it advanced 2.7%. In the European Union as a whole, retail sales advanced 3.2%. By countries, only in Slovakia and Latvia recorded a negative evolution of retail trade revenues, with falls of 2.7% and 0.4 %%. The biggest increase was Romania, with a 7% increase.
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