According to Eurostat, Croatia was in step with the EU as retail trade recovered in December after a fall in November.
In November 2019, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade in the EU increased by 0.6%, compared with October 2019, when it decreased by 0.2% according to revised Eurostat data.
In the eurozone, the volume of retail trade increased by 1%, after a revised 0.3% fall in October.
The volume of retail trade for food products increased by 0.9% in the EU and by 1.4% in the eurozone, making it the largest area of increase. The only decrease was observed in automotive fuel sales, which decreased by 0.8% in the EU and by 1% in the eurozone.
The largest increases in the total retail trade volume among EU member states were registered in Poland (+3.3%), followed by Belgium (+2.7%) and Latvia (+2.6%).
The largest decreases were observed in the United Kingdom (-1.7%), Ireland (-0.9%), and Finland (-0.5%).
In Croatia, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade increased by 2.3% in November compared with October, when it decreased by 0.1%. Compared with November 2018, retail trade was up by nearly 4%.
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