The retail turnover volume, except for cars and motors retail, went up by 8.1 percent in first seven months, compared with the similar period of 2016, according to a release of the National Institute of Statistics (INS) from this Monday.

„The turnover volume in retail ( except for cars and motors retail), on gross series, registered an increase by 8.1 percent during January 1-July 31 due to the increase in fuels retail for cars in specialized stores (10.7 percent), non-food products sales (10.6 percent) and food, beverages and tobacco sales (3.8 percent),” according to the document.

On adjusted series, according to the number of working days and seasons, there was an increase by 7.4 percent, due to the sales in non-food products (11.5 percent), fuel retail for cars in specialized stores (10.1 percent) and sales in food, beverages and tobacco (3.4 percent).

„In July, the turnover volume in retail, compared with the previous month, increased both on gross series on gross series by 7.2 percent, and on adjusted series according to the number of working days and season, by 1.2 percent,” says the source.

The volume increased on gross series compared with the previous month, by 10.1 percent and on adjusted series by 8.2 percent.