The retail sales volume with constant prices in Turkey soared 8.5% in November 2019 compared to the same month of the previous year, according to official figures released on Tuesday.

On an annual basis, drinks and tobacco, non-food (except automotive fuel), and automotive fuel sales rose 0.9%, 13% and 8%, respectively, said the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat).

Among non-food items, the volume of computer, book, and telecommunications equipment sales climbed 20.7%, while textile, clothing, and footwear sales gained 17.5%, and medical goods and cosmetic sales went up 11.5% in the same period.

Meanwhile, the sales volume of electronic goods

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