Eurozone Retailers Sold Slightly More in July

Retailers in the eurozone sold slightly more goods in July. According to the European statistics bureau Eurostat, the sales volume increased by 0.3 percent compared to a month earlier.

In June, sales fell by 1 percent.

According to Eurostat, sales of car fuel rose by 0.4 percent, and food and stimulants showed a plus of 0.1 percent. However, non-food sales volume fell by 0.4 percent because consumers buy fewer non-essential goods due to high inflation.

Compared to a year ago, retail sales volume in the euro area fell by 0.9 percent.

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