The EU’s retail trade volume was up 0.8% month-on-month in February, the EU’s statistical authority announced on Friday.

“In February, compared with February 2019, the calendar adjusted retail sales index increased by 3.2% in the EU,” said Eurostat.

In the month, the retail trade volume increased by 2.1% for food, drinks and tobacco, by 0.2% for non-food products and by 0.1% for automotive fuels.

Among member states for which data are available, Estonia (4.4%) posted the largest rise in the total retail trade volume, followed by Latvia (3.5%) and Portugal (3%) respectively, the statistical office said. 

“Decreases were observed

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