Greek Retail Sales Turnover Down 5.6% in Q3 2020

ATHENS — Retail sales turnover fell 5.6 pct in the third quarter of 2020, with November turnover plunging 12.4 pct after the imposition of a new lockdown in the country, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Friday. The statistics service, in a report, said that accumulated turnover in retail commerce totaled 12.86 billion euros in the third quarter of 2020, from 13.62 billion in the same period in 2019, up 19.8 pct from the second quarter of 2020 (10.73 billion euros).

Jewelry and watches recorded the biggest decline in turnover (40.4 pct), followed by cosmetics (38.5 pct), while other retail commerce in non-specialised stores recorded the biggest percentage turnover in the third quarter (41.7 pct), followed by cars (27.1 pct).


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