July 6, 2020 / 7:14 AM / a month ago

Hungary's retail sales -2.1% in May as lockdown lifted - stats

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary’s calendar-adjusted retail sales HURETY=ECI fell by an annual 2.1% in May as a national lockdown was gradually lifted, after a 10.2% year-on-year plunge at the peak of the coronavirus crisis in April, the Central Statistics Office said on Monday.

Food sales increased by 1.8% and non-food sales grew by 0.7%. Fuel sales fell by 13.8% year-on-year, it said.

CALENDAR-ADJUSTED RETAIL SALES (Y/Y % CHANGE)

May 2020 April 2020 May 2019 Jan-May 2020

-2.1 -10.2 3.1 1.5

Reporting by Marton Dunai

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