Retail sales in Lithuania increased 5.5 percent year-on-year in February of 2017, following an upwardly revised 10.1 percent jump in January. It is the weakest rise since July last year. Sales went up at a slower pace for: automotive fuel (20.8 percent vs 23.1 percent in January), non-food products (4.1 percent vs 11.4 percent), electronic goods and furniture (5 percent vs 11.2 percent), recreational goods and culture (8.2 percent vs 16.8 percent) and for trade via mail or internet (16.8 percent vs 40.4 percent). In addition, sales of food products (-0.2 percent vs 2.7 percent) and those of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics (-0.1 percent vs 9.1 percent) dropped. In contrast, sales of textiles, clothing and footwear rose further (1.8 percent vs 1.7 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales declined 6.1 percent, after an upwardly revised 21.5 percent drop in January. Retail Sales YoY in Lithuania averaged 5.15 percent from 1998 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 22.40 percent in January of 1998 and a record low of -26.90 percent in November of 2009.
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In Lithuania, the year-over-year change in Retail sales compares the aggregated sales of retail goods and services during a certain month to the same month a year ago. This page provides the latest reported value for – Lithuania Retail Sales YoY – plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Lithuania Retail Sales YoY – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on April of 2017.