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May retail sales up 3.6 percent

Retail sales in Hungary grew by an annual 3.6 percent in May, down from 3.7 percent in April, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Friday.

Adjusted for calendar-year effects, the May figure was 3.6 percent higher.

Adjusted food sales grew by 6.3 percent, non-food sales by 1.8 percent, while vehicle fuel sales eased by 0.7 percent.

Month on month, sales edged up 0.1 percent, adjusted for seasonal and calendar-year effects.

In the January-May period, retail sales rose by an unadjusted 3.3 percent and an adjusted 2.7 percent from the same period a year earlier.

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