Ukraine's retail trade rises 15.7 percent in January-October
Ukrainian retail trade turnover rose 15.7 percent year-on-year to 81.3 billion U.S. dollars in January-October period, data released Friday by the State Statistical Service shows, according to Xinhua.
The highest increases were observed in Lugansk and Donetsk regions in Ukraine's east, where total retail trade rose 19.5 and 18.2 percent, respectively, the statistics agency said.
The lowest increase of 11.4 percent occurred in western Chernovtsy region, it said.
On a monthly basis, October sales in Ukraine dropped 1.5 percent from September to 902.5 million dollars.
Ukraine's retail sales surged by 13.7 percent year on year in 2011 to 43.2 billion dollars.