The volume of retail trade in Bulgaria fell by an annual 5.2% in November, according to Eurostat data.
The country was one of the EU member states with sharpest annual decrease, ranking after Spain and Slovenia, whose retail trade volume in November went down by 9.6% and 6.1% on the year, respectively, data published by Eurostat showed.
The euro area's retail index dropped by 2.6% on the year in November, while across the entire EU it was 1.3% lower. Among all member states for which data were available, total retail trade fell in eleven and rose in ten countries.
Month-on-month, Bulgaria's retail trade volume edged down by 0.5% in November, while in the EU it was inched up by 0.2%. The highest increase was registered in Finland, by 2.2% on the month, while the sharpest decrease - by 1.5% - was recorded in Luxembourg.