Budapest, November 5 (MTI) – Retail sales in Hungary climbed by 5.1 percent in September from the same month a year earlier, preliminary data released by the Central Statistical Office (KSH) on Thursday show.
The increase was the same when adjusted for calendar year effects.
The unadjusted rise was up from 4.6 percent in August.
Adjusted food sales climbed by 3.0 percent in September, non-food sales were up by 6.9 percent and fuel sales increased by 6.1 percent.
In January-September 2015, retail sales were up by 5.9 percent according to both unadjusted and adjusted data.
KSH noted that legislation requiring most big retailers to remain closed on Sundays came into force in the middle of March, but said that more time and data were needed to gauge the effects of the new rule.