Retail sales edge up by 0.6 percent in October
Adjusted for calendar-year effects, retail sales grew at the same pace. Adjusted food sales fell by 5.6 percent in October and non-food sales edged down by 0.9 percent, while motor fuel sales climbed 19.7 percent.
In absolute terms, retail sales came to 1,520 billion forints (EUR 3.7bn). Food sales accounted for 46 percent of the total, non-food sales for 36 percent and sales at petrol stations for 18 percent.
Retail sales growth has slowed every month since April.